Continuing Education & Scholarship Opportunities

Continuing Education & Scholarship Opportunities

Conuting Education Units

United Soccer Coaches is pleased to offer the option of credit in the form of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), awarded by the United States Sports Academy, to coaches who have completed the following courses:

  • National Diploma
  • Advanced National Diploma
  • Premier Diploma
  • Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma

The CEUs will be awarded by the United States Sports Academy. As a CEU provider for United Soccer Coaches, the United States Sports Academy will award five CEUs upon successful completion of the National Diploma, Advanced National Diploma, Premier Diploma and Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma to those coaches who wish such credit as an option. 

CEUs are awarded based upon the Carnegie Educational System at the successful conclusion of a continuing education course, seminar, or workshop. One CEU is equivalent to ten clock hours of participation in a recognized continuing education program. CEUs are widely used in the sports and fitness industry by coaches, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to help determine salary increments, promotions, and maintenance of certifications.

How to Obtain your CEU Certificate from the United States Sports Academy

United Soccer Coaches Certification Number

Coaches successfully completing an United Soccer Coaches Residential or Two Weekend Diploma will receive their Certification Number with their diploma and can also contact the United Soccer Coaches National Office at 816-471-1941 to receive that number if lost. United Soccer Coaches Certification Number is needed to apply for CEUs.

Course CEUs Cost
National Diploma 5 $187.50
Advanced National Diploma 5 $187.50
Premier Diploma 5 $187.50
Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma 5 $187.50


Coaches who successfully complete any one of the above courses can purchase CEUs and print the CEU certificate online immediately by using their United Soccer Coaches Certification Number.

Click here to purchase your CEUs and print certificate

By Phone

Coaches may also call the United States Sports Academy’s Department of Continuing Education at 251-626-3303 ext: 7123 to pay by credit card and register for CEUs. The United Soccer Coaches Certification Number is required for verification. 

Individuals who successfully complete any one of the above courses have up to one year from the date of completion to apply for CEUs. 

Student CEU records are maintained in the United States Sports Academy Office of Student Services.

About the United States Sports Academy

The United States Sports Academy, America’s Sports University, is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and the world with programs in instruction, research, and service. Visit us online at

The Academy features the world’s largest academic program in sports and offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Additionally, over 70 courses and certifications are offered through the Acacemy’s Department of Continuing Education.

The United States Sports Academy is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of the United States Sports Academy.

The United States Sports Academy accepts students regardless of race, religion, gender, age, disability or national origin.


Each year the United Soccer Coaches Foundation awards scholarships to individuals by providing financial assistance for courses that qualify.

These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of many donors. Find out how to apply by reviewing the United Soccer Coaches Foundation Scholarship Application.