Cancellations must be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations are subject to a $50 fee until 14 days before the class date. After that time, no refunds will be granted. You may not sell or give your spot to another person if you cannot attend. Refunds will be processed via the RunSignUp registration platform, and funds will be returned to the credit or debit card originally used to register. Refunds may take up to two weeks to process. No class transfers are allowed. You must first request a cancellation and refund for the original course, then re-register for the new location.
Step 2: Submit the Online Test
The prospective coach has the opportunity to submit and pass the 100-question online test. The test must be submitted within 30 days of taking the certification course.
Course attendees must demonstrate they have learned the course content and can apply it to coaching by successfully completing the 100-question online exam with a passing score of 85% or higher. Upon completion of the exam, students will receive an instant score, which is also automatically emailed to the Director of Coaching Education. Answers to test questions are not provided to any participant following the completion of the exam for course integrity purposes. As part of the test, participants will be required to select the box to agree to abide by the RRCA Coaching Code of Ethics.
If you receive a score of 84% or less, you have not passed the test. Participants not passing the test receive an email from the Director of Coaching Education outlining next steps for re-testing (a fee applies) to finalize the certification process. Anyone that cannot pass the test on two attempts will not be certified and will not be granted a refund.
Step 3: Submit Electronic Copies of First Aid and CPR
Any adult First Aid course that gives a certificate of completion with an expiration date is acceptable, including online courses. The CPR class must be “hands-on” and provide a certificate with an expiration date. NO online CPR class certificates will be accepted. We have no preferred providers for these classes; use a reputable one in your area. These certificates must be submitted within 60 days of the certification course. Submission can only be accepted in electronic format—either scan the documents or photograph them and send as an email attachment. Fax copies will not be accepted. We recommend taking or scheduling these classes before your RRCA certification course date to ensure compliance within the 60-day window.
Certificate of Completion and Listing in the Public Database of Coaches
Following successful completion of the exam, all participants will need to create their personal profile in the RRCA database. To create your profile simply visit www.rrca.org/forms/applications/NewUserPublic/ and follow the instructions for creating a profile in the RRCA database.
Once a coach has completed ALL requirements for becoming an RRCA Certified Coach, the RRCA will confirm completion and add the coach to the public listing of RRCA Certified Coaches found at www.rrca.org/resources/runners/find-a-coach. Coaches will receive a certificate by mail along with instructions about accessing the coaches’ private section on the RRCA website at www.rrca.org/coaches/for-certified-coaches-only/.
It is the coach's responsibility to check for accuracy, to correct personal information on the database listing, and determine what portion of the information will be visible online. All RRCA Certified Coaches must maintain current First Aid and CPR certifications. If a coach does not update these certifications in advance of expiration dates, they will be deemed INACTIVE, and their name will be removed from the public list of RRCA Coaches. Coaches may be re-instated to the public listing by updating their First Aid and CPR expiration dates. Learn more about updating your information.