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USPA Coach Rating

The Course


  • USPA membership

  • Hold a USPA B-license. 

  • minimum of 100 jumps

  • Have the pre-requisites of the USPA Coach signed off online


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 (

There is a Coach Proficiency card in the Coach section of the IRM. Number 2 on the card, assisting in a first jump class, is a prerequisite and needs to be signed off before coming to the course (should be signed online by a current USPA AFFI)

All other numbers will get signed off online once the course is completed.

USPA requires all candidates to complete the written test at home and bring the answers to the course. You can find the questions in the back of the IRM.


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 7 short ground preparations. The IRM Coach exam will get graded during class. You must score at least 80% to pass.


  • Score satisfactory on a Category G evaluation jump

  • Score satisfactory on a category H evaluation jump

  • 2 satisfactory teaching sessions of first jump class topics

  • Teach the 5 group freefall skill sections from the Coach Proficiency Card

  • Score at least 80% on the IRM Coach Exam

  • Satisfactory student equipment check

  • Satisfactory debrief of the jumps    

USPA Coach Rating: Text
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