Welcome to the National Committee

for Accreditation of Coaching Education

The National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) is the premier authority on coaching education in the United States. Operating as a program of the United States Center for Coaching Excellence, NCACE offers accreditation and national recognition to sport organizations and institutions responsible for the preparation of coaches at any and all levels of sport. Our rigorous review process ensures alignment with SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sport Coaches, and that coaches are trained to effectively meet the unique developmental needs of every athlete. Through forward-thinking leadership and our team of expert reviewers, NCACE is uniquely positioned to provide the highest quality, empirically-based guidance for the creation, implementation and evaluation of coaching education programs.


Why Accredit


Accredited Programs

Recent News

August, 2020

The USCCE is pleased to announce that NCACE Accreditation has been updated to align with the 2019 National Standards for Sport Coaches.  Additionally, the accreditation guidelines have been updated to provide additional practical experiences in coach educational experiences.

The USCCE is also pleased to announce that NCACE will be offering a Recognition Path for non-college and university programs that recognizes their alignment with the National Standards for Sport Coaches.

To learn more contact the USCCE Accreditation Chair (

National Standards

Coaches, coaching educators, administrators, athletes and the public use the National Standards for Sport Coaches for direction regarding the skills and knowledge that coaches should possess. Click here to see the National Standards.

June, 2020

The USCCE is pleased to announce that the following programs achieved accreditation or re-accreditation:

ACEing Autism Achieves Accreditation of their Program Director Training Program

Emporia State University Re-Accredits the Coaching Minor Program

Professional Tennis Registry Accredited their Level 2 Tennis Instructor Program

USA Track and Field Re-Accredits their Level 1 Coach Education Program

The USCCE and members of the NCACE Review Panel congratulate all of these programs for their commitment to improving their coach education programs.

United States Center for Coaching Excellence

NCACE is a program within the US Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE). Learn more about USCCE at


June 1-3


June 15


June 22
Virtual Accreditation Training (New Accreditation)


JAN 15
Accreditation Folio Submission Date



May 10

Click here to Register

1:00 PM


May 12
Virtual Reader Training Workshop

Click here to Register

1:00 PM


May 25
Virtual Accreditation Workshop

Click here to Register

1:00 PM


Accreditation / Recognition
Folio Submission Date

5:00 PM