Read part 1 of my journey to becoming a running coach for information on the CPR and first aid requirements I had to meet.
Then, check out part 2 of my journey to becoming a running coach for information on the two day course I attended.
After the course you must submit the CPR and First Aid certifications (see post 1) and then take the certification test.
The RRCA Coaching Certification Test:
– must be submitted within 30 days of taking the class
– is completed online
– can be done in separate sections and saved between
– is open book
– must be above an 85% to be considered passing
Since the test was open book it wasn’t too tricky. That is because as a running coach you don’t know every single answer off the top of your head, but you need to be able to prove you can go and find the answers for you clients. I did the test all in one sitting just because I wanted to get it done and see my score. However, you could do it bit by bit and save you work as you go, it isn’t graded until you hit submit.
When I hit submit my score was instantly turned in and a few days later this arrived:
Woohoo! I am now an officially certified RRCA Running Coach.
However, my journey doesn’t end here.
Join me in the next installment of the series as I talk about what insurance I am getting and how I am sending out liability waivers to keep myself protected.
I hope this step-by-step look at the process of Run Coaching Certification is helping those of you who might be curious about what goes into coaching, or even thinking about becoming a coach yourself on day.
Let me know –
What certifications do you have?
Are there any you’d like to add? One day I’d love to become a certified spin instructor too because I would love to teach spin classes.