The USPTA requires all certified members to meet a continuing education requirement in a 3-year period (international members and those 65 or older are exempt). The time period coincides with the date you completed the certification exam or reinstated your membership. Please login to My USPTA to check your Professional Development Program end date to see when your credits are due.
As of January 1, 2021, the USPTA education guidelines and requirements have changed:
- The education credit formula has changed to 1 hour = 1 credit. Additional credits will be offered for USPTA face-to-face events and new certification workshops.
- The education requirement has changed to 15 credits every three years.
What does this mean for existing and new USPTA members? (International members and those over the age of 65 are exempt)
- USPTA certified members with a continuing education requirement period starting on Jan. 1, 2021, and ending on Dec. 31, 2023, are now required to earn 15 credits to maintain their membership. This requirement will apply to all subsequent continuing education periods.
- USPTA certified members with an education period ending on Dec. 31, 2021, or Dec. 31, 2022, will continue with the prior credit requirement (which is now 12 credits with the formula change) until their current education period ends. The new education requirement of 15 credits every three years will begin once their current education period ends.
- As of Jan. 1, 2021, the education report card reflects the new credit system. To check your continuing education period and status, access your education report card here.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 407-634-3050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the requirement is not met, you will have your membership suspended. To help you meet that goal, USPTA provides hundreds of hours of education every year in the form of conferences, workshops, webinars, and more. TennisResources.com is an excellent resource for free education opportunities. Please note that courses are eligible for credits one time.
In addition, the Coach Youth Tennis website offers 6 free online courses that earn a 1 education credit each (you do not need to complete the online workshop unless you are completing your USPTA certification). Please note that courses are eligible for credits one time.