Who is ITCA and what gives them the authority to issue my certification?
ITCA is a professional triathlon organization, and the triathlon certification division of NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association), an international fitness association. NESTA has over 55,000 members around the world. NESTA is one of the largest fitness associations in America, and the fastest growing fitness association in the world. We are a California corporation that has been leading the fitness education industry since 1992.
Our programs are used on every continent and in over 50 countries. Our Personal Fitness Trainer Certification program is nationally accredited by National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and a member of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NOCA).
ITCA’s triathlon coaching program is designed to enhance the sport by making it more accessible to all levels of athletes and coaches who are interested in working with various types of athletes, not just the elites. Our educational materials take any existing knowledge to the highest level.
How does ITCA align itself with the USAT (USA Triathlon)?
We recognize USAT as the governing body of the sport of triathlon in America. All ITCA grads must follow USAT rules.
How does the ITCA Triathlon Coach Certification compare to other triathlon coaching programs?
We feel our triathlon coaching certification course is the most comprehensive training program in the world. Some people earn more than one (ex: ITCA and USAT) to further enhance their education and understanding of the sport and the sciences that relate to it. What really sets ITCA apart is that we teach you the business of triathlon coaching to ensure your success and longevity in the field. ITCA saves you money and time. Begin now, and enjoy a 100% online learning program.
How does ITCA work with graduates from other countries?
As our name implies, we are truly international. We have been successfully serving and guiding our graduates around the world since 1992. We accept students from around the world and support your efforts regardless of your physical location. ITCA is dedicated to taking the sport of triathlon to the highest levels internationally through specific education and coaching models delivered to you via the most advanced technology.
How long is my ITCA certification valid?
Your certification is valid for 2 years. Continuing education and re-certification information is here.
Do I qualify for professional liability insurance after graduation?
Yes. ITCA has a strategic partnership with Fitness and Wellness Insurance. After successful completion of your training program, you can acquire the policy that fits your needs. It’s surprisingly inexpensive.
What are the policies of ITCA?
If you are just starting out as a Triathlon Coach you may be asking: How do I make a living and conduct business as a Certified Triathlon Coach?
ITCA provides assistance for coaches to integrate programming to and from their athletes in many formats including: online, one-on-one, clinics, couples, small group, large group, etc.
Since we have yearly 20 years experience in the business of sports and fitness, we will teach you all that is needed to ensure your financial success as a professional triathlon coach. ITCA and NESTA offer fitness business development programs to assist you with software solutions, social media marketing, web development, search engine marketing, branding and incorporation (if desired).
Coaches who apply our business practices can earn well over $100,000 per year
Do I need a license to become a Certified Triathlon Coach?
No! A license is usually issued by a city, county, state or national agency when a policy has been mandated. In those cases, a license would be required to perform the specific work. On the other hand, a certification shows that you have fulfilled given requirements to perform the work. Certificates are issued by organizations, associations or schools. Licenses are given (in most cases) by a government agency. Coaches are not required to be licensed in ANY state. You can conduct your coaching business in any way you choose. NOTE: A business license may be required by your city. If so, the fee is usually under $50.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
|ITCA is approved by NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) for 1.9 CEUs|
|ITCA is approved by ISSA (International Sports Science Association) for 20 CEUs|
|4.0 CEUs you can apply towards your NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer re-certification|