Frequently Asked Questions
- 1. There has been ongoing confusion in using the same naming conventions (Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Ride Leader and General volunteer) for both team roles and licensure levels. For example, with the past method, your team might have 8 coaches with “Head Coach” license levels, but only one person filling that role. With the new method, the same team would have 7 Level 3 coaches and one “Head Coach.”
- 2. NICA is looking to provide more opportunities for NICA Coaches. You will see new training requirements for Levels 1 – 3, and in the future, new opportunities to gain higher levels of licensure.
- General Volunteer will be replaced with Level 1
- Ride Leaders will be replaced with Level 2
- Assistant Coach will be replace with Level 2
- Head Coach will be replaced with Level 3
- The new requirements under each level will appear in the Pit Zone, however, since the grace period will be commencing, the Pit Zone will not move you if you have not yet achieved the new requirements in your respective levels.
- Head Coach Level requirement for new teams:
- Year 1 Level 1
- Year 2 Level 2
- Year 3 Level 3
NICA is currently working with accredited First Aid and WFA organizations to provide a condensed NICA Approved First Aid that is specific to the needs of the NICA teams practicing within 1 hour of EMT. We anticipate more regional organizations will be coming to to the table to become approved and this option will be available in more leagues. If it is not available in your league, you need to take traditional WFA.
If you are practicing in a venue that has areas beyond 1 hour from EMS response,let your League Director know, and take traditional WFA.
- Attend Leaders’ Summit again as repeating this will quaify for CEU’s
- Refer to our list of CEU options here