USA Football does not have a mandate on how long a certification can be accepted by your league, but we suggest one year. We provide the tools for leagues and teams to run their organizations. It is up to the leagues to set how long their coaches' certifications are valid.
If your organization is participating in the Heads Up Football program, all head and assistant coaches are required to complete the Level 1 Tackle Certification annually.
*Please note: To be covered under USA Football's General Liability insurance policy, you must have successfully completed a USA Football certification course within the past 12 months and have an active Coach or Officials Membership.