TrainingPeaks Coach Accreditation Requirements and Benefits



**Please note, both the TrainingPeaks Level 1 and Level 2 accreditations are good for one calendar year and must be renewed at the beginning of each year.


TrainingPeaks offers a Level 1 and Level 2 Accreditation for coaches.


Being TrainingPeaks accredited comes with many benefits. The Coach Match Service is exclusive to our Level 2 Accreditation and begins with an athlete submitting detailed information about the event(s) they are training for, what devices they train with, their demographics, etc. Once we have this information we filter through our list of Level 2 TrainingPeaks Accredited Coaches to find the athlete the best coach based on their goals and budget. We then connect the coach with the potential athlete(s) helping coaches grow their businesses. 

Note: In order to be listed as a TrainingPeaks accredited coach you must have a recognized coaching/training certification for the sport you wish to be listed as a coach.


If you cannot meet these requirements please know that it doesn't suggest that you are not an experienced top-quality coach, but this is something we must insist on in order to maintain the high quality of the TrainingPeaks Match Program.

You will, of course, still be a very valued customer of ours and can still be listed within the TrainingPeaks Coach Directory where athletes will be able to find you on their own.

If you have a certification for a specific sport and are not sure if we accept it please contact us and we would be happy to review it.


Below you will find the requirements and benefits for each level of accreditation.


TrainingPeaks Level 1 Accreditation Requirements: 

  • Nationally recognized certification(s) in the sport(s) you coach

  • Must be actively using a TrainingPeaks Coach Account for at least 6 consecutive months

  • TrainingPeaks Accreditation application completed

  • Complete the Level 1 Accreditation Course and receive a passing grade on the exam.

TrainingPeaks Level 1 Accreditation Benefits: 

  • Opportunity to present a TrainingPeaks hosted webinar

  • Opportunity to write articles for the TrainingPeaks blog

  • TrainingPeaks Accreditation Level 1 logo

  • Appear higher in TrainingPeaks Coach Directory searches


TrainingPeaks Level 2 Accreditation Requirements:

  • Meets all requirements of TrainingPeaks Level 1 Accreditation 

  • Hold a Level 1 Accreditation for a minimum of 6 consecutive months
  • Attend TrainingPeaks University (TPU) or complete both TrainingPeaks Essentials courses + one other qualifying online course.

  • A letter of recommendation from two athletes

  • A brief description of coaching philosophy (under 500 words)

  • Pass a short online exam and interview
  • Level 2 interview by a TrainingPeaks program manager

TrainingPeaks Level 2 Accreditation Benefits:

  • All TrainingPeaks Level 1 Accreditation benefits
  • NOTE: As of July 2020 the Coach Match Service is currently capped and not accepting new coaches. This is subject to change and this page will be updated accordingly. A TrainingPeaks (TP) Level 2 Accredited Coach is eligible to participate in our Coach Match Services. Through this service, TrainingPeaks markets TP Level 2 coaches, finds athletes for TP Level 2 coaches, and handles all billing transactions.

  • TrainingPeaks Level 2 Accreditation logo

  • Each TP Level 2 Coach is previewed on our Premium Coaching Services page.  

*We no longer require liability insurance for Level 1 or Level 2 unless you are in the Coach Match program. We still suggest you maintain it for your own business reasons.


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