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USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification


Saturday, March 2, 20248:00am – 12:00pm
Minimum 4 registrations required for class to be held.

Contact Coach Cassy Pelton at for questions.




Minimum age is 15

Certification Period

Three years from the date of course completion

The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course provides graduates the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range and ensures that the minimum standards for archery instruction are consistently taught to provide for the safety and enjoyment of participants, instructors and spectators.  Level 1 Instructors are well prepared to teach beginner archery programs to people of all ages and abilities, in a variety of both indoor and outdoor settings, and in the disciplines of target, field or 3-D archery.  The Level 1 Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs and lesson plans.

USA Archery has recently moved their Level 1 and 2 Instructor Certifications to an online platform. You can find information and registration details on that course here. Once you complete your online course you will be required to take an in-person practical. For the Level 1 Certification that practical will only last 4 hours. That practical will take place at the Shooting Sports Education Center.

*The Level 1 course is not a prerequisite to attend the Level 2 course.

Archery Instructors and Coaches are the foundation of USA Archery’s programs, camps and the athlete development pipeline. Obtaining a certification not only provides you with valuable knowledge and hands-on skills, but also boosts the marketing value of your program. USA Archery, the National Field Archery Association and the Archery Shooters Association jointly recognize all certification levels. For more information on how to do it, click here.

Last updated: 12/7/2023