TrainingPeaks Coach Certification Requirements and Benefits


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

Being TrainingPeaks Certified comes with many benefits. The Coach Match Service is exclusive to our level 2 certification 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 Certified 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 certified 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 certification.

TrainingPeaks Level 1 Certification Requirements: 

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

  • Proof of current liability insurance - we require a minimum of $1,000,000 (USD) in coverage per coach for coaches based in the US and a minimum of $250,000 in coverage per coach for coaches located outside of the US. 

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

  • TrainingPeaks Certification application completed

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

TrainingPeaks Level 1 Certification Benefits: 

  • Opportunity to present a TrainingPeaks hosted webinar

  • Opportunity to write articles for the TrainingPeaks blog

  • TrainingPeaks Certification Level 1 logo

  • Appear higher in TrainingPeaks Coach Directory searches

TrainingPeaks Level 2 Certification Requirements:

  • Meets all requirements of TrainingPeaks Level 1 Certification 

  • Hold a Level 1 Certification for a minimum of 6 consecutive months
  • Attend TrainingPeaks University (TPU) or complete TrainingPeaks University Online + 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 Certification Benefits:

  • All TrainingPeaks Level 1 benefits
  • A TrainingPeaks (TP) Level 2 Coach is eligible to participate in our Coach Match Premium Coaching 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 Certification logo

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

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

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