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Coach Rating

The Coach rating is the first Instructional rating in USPA's rating system. You need to hold the Coach rating to become an Instructor. Most of the time it is possible to take the Coach and an Instructor rating together, back to back.


Item Cost
Coach Rating Course

Course Fee


Coach pre-course


Upcoming Courses

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USPA Coach Course 8:30 am - 6:00 pm | January 21 - 23, 2022 Full
USPA Coach Course - Skydive Sebastian 8:30 am - 6:00 pm | February 1 - 3, 2022 Register
USPA Coach Course 8:30 am - 6:00 pm | February 18 - 20, 2022 Register
USPA Coach Course 8:30 am - 6:00 pm | March 18 - 20, 2022 Register
USPA Coach Course 8:30 am - 6:00 pm | April 8 - 10, 2022 Register
USPA Coach Course - Skydive Sebastian 8:30 am - 6:00 pm | April 12 - 14, 2022 Register

Course Details


Course Requirements:

  • USPA membership
  • Hold a USPA B-license. (We can help you with the USPA license application if needed.)
  • minimum of 100 jumps


You need a current IRM (Instructional Rating Manual) and SIM (Skydivers Information Manual) for the course. Current means not older than 24 months. Free pdf files are available on USPA's website. Send us an email and we will send you a link to the books. If you prefer an actual book you can purchase a printed copy on

For your Coach pre-course activity, which you can find in your USPA profile under credential->education->"view my pre-reqs for rating course", you will have to complete the Coach exam, which can be done online as soon as you are enrolled in the course.You also have to assist in a full FJC (AFF, Static line or IAD), however if you are unable to, this pre-course activity can be completed during the actual course. If you do that before, your instructor can sign it off online using the "verify" function on their USPA profile.

Coach Pre-course - NEW!!!

We now offer a Coach Pre-course. It is a one-day course/class during which we prepare you for the Coach course. In our experience, the Coach course is the most overwhelming instructional rating course. Tons of information that needs to be processed and often times candidates have their hands full with the evaluation jumps where they need to be able to focus on someone else instead of worry about themselves. We offer this pre-course as an option it is not mandatory. We will work on some class stuff and if weather permits work on jump skills. We can and will adept the program of the day to your needs.

We will tailor this pre-course to YOUR individual needs. We can schedule it on the day prior to the Coach course or any day that works for you and us.
You can also take this pre-course when you are not ready for the Coch course yet but would like to prepare for it. For instance, you want to take the Coach course but are still working on the 100 required jumps. There are no specific requirements for this pre-course. Again we can tailor it to your needs.
Cost for the pre-course is $100 plus the cost of all jump slots in the aircraft.

The Course:

The course starts with verification of the requirements so bring your USPA membership card and logbook if necessary.

The first course day is a full day of classroom. On the other 2 days, we will make the 2 evaluation jumps and the 2 ground preparations.

Requirements to pass the course:

  • Score satisfactory on a Category G1 evaluation jump
  • Score satisfactory on a Category G2 evaluation jump
  • Score satisfactory on a Category G1 ground prep
  • Score satisfactory on a Category G1 ground prep
  • Score at least 80% on the IRM Coach Exam
  • Satisfactory student equipment check
  • Satisfactory debrief of the jumps

Please let us know if you need additional information and /or need a Coach Proficiency card:


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