Continuing Education Requirements (USA Only)

In an effort to elevate the standards of tennis teaching  professionals and coaches in the United States, PTR and USPTA agreed to Continuing Education Requirements. Both organizations require their certified members to earn a minimum of 12 Continuing Education Hours every 3 years.

List of Approved Activities for Continuing Education Requirement

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Submitting Hours for Continuing Education Requirement

All continuing education hours earned through PTR activities will be added automatically to your member profile. You do not need to submit documentation for any PTR specific activity.

All continuing education hours that are NOT earned through PTR activities, but are applicable to your job, must be submitted. Please supply scans or copies of all supporting documents to verify completion. No materials will be returned.

Any one of the following educational events will fulfill the Continuing Education Requirement. (partial list)

  • PTR Certification Workshop
  • PTR Level III Program
  • PTR Master of Tennis Program
  • PTR Symposium 
  • PTR Director of Tennis Conference
  • ITF Worldwide Coaches Workshop
  • ATP/WTA Pro Course
  • USTA Coach Youth Tennis
  • USTA Tennis Teacher Conference
  • USTA Tennis Development Workshop
  • Evolve 9 Revolution Conference
  • HPI Mental Toughness Course
  • IHRSA Conference
  • ITA Coaches Convention
  • ITPA Tennis Performance Trainer
  • TIA Owners & Managers Conference
  • USPTA Section Conference
  • USPTA World Conference 
  • Van der Meer TennisUniversity
If your submitted activities are not acceptable, you will be notified by email. You will be given an opportunity to reapply.

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Continuing Education Requirement Facts

(USA Certified Members)
  • Continuing Education Requirement became effective January 1, 2014
  • Members must accumulate a minimum of 12 MAP Continuing Education hours every three years
  • MAP hours used for the Continuing Education requirement expire at the end of each three year period
  • Members will receive a notice one year prior to requirement deadline if they have not reached the required hours
  • Members will receive a notice when they reach each 12 hour requirement
  • Current Continuing Education hours and current requirement deadlines will appear on member’s online profile
  • For all members certified prior to January 1, 2014, the initial three year period requirement deadline was December 31, 2016
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