USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification Course

Registration is full for our virtual May 14-15 Course. Please contact the Academy at 717-556-1379 if you would like to be placed on a waiting list. 

Since the Lancaster Archery Academy was founded in 2013, we’ve believed in one major goal: growing the sport of archery. Shooting a bow and arrow is an activity that people of all ages and walks of life can participate in equally. Any serious athlete will tell you that to learn and succeed in something you must have a teacher. We recognize that not everyone can make it to our location for coaching. Keeping that in mind, we’ve made it our mission to offer stellar coaching education courses to allow others to spread the word about the sport we all know and love.

At our Academy, coaches will learn via a combination of classroom lecture, interactive discussion, and hands-on workshops designed to let everyone in the room share their knowledge with one another. Topics will include an overview of compound and recurve NTS, athlete development, event coordination, equipment maintenance, and more.

With your Level 2 Certification, you’ll be qualified to work with programs such as JOAD, NASP, and collegiate or local clubs. You’ll be able to teach Level 1 courses, and will be covered by USA Archery insurance during your archery coaching activities. Take our Level 2 class, and take the next step in your coaching career!


May 14-15, 2021 (reminder, this course will be held online, on Eastern Time)

Friday, May 14, 2021: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday, May 15, 2021: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Virtual Break-out Sessions for the practical exam will be scheduled individually for Monday and Tuesday, May 17-18

Virtual Platform: Zoom

Prerequisites: Minimum age 18, USA Archery or NFAA membership, successful background screen, successful completion of SafeSport training and (if teaching youth in the state of Pennsylvania) PA Act 153 Background Clearances

Certification Period: Three years

Please input your mailing address in the "Notes" field so we can mail you your certification materials.

Please Note: No certification will be processed without USA Archery membership, a successful background screen, and SAFE Sport Certification

Once you've reserved your spot, save time and sign our waiver before the class!

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Information on PA Act 153

Pennsylvania Act 153 requires all paid employees and unpaid volunteers "responsible for the welfare of a child or having direct contact with children" to complete comprehensive criminal and child abuse background clearances. The Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) defines “direct contact with children” as “the care, supervision, guidance or control of children or routine interaction with children.” Unless you have already gone through the requirements of PA Act 153, any current background check that you may have from various certifications or third-party companies is not accepted by the state of Pennsylvania. Some of these clearances are free for volunteers.


This first link is to the PA Department of Public Welfare. They will complete the PA Child Abuse History check, and then you will receive a certification. You will also create an individual login, can check you status, and print your certification. Please choose the correct certification purpose.

This second link is to the PA State Police for a criminal background check. You will fill in your personal information, and then write down your control number. You may receive an email immediately, or it may take about 5 days for the state police to get your information. It can take up to 6 months for results. If you are charged for the background check, please print a copy of your receipt.

This third link is to the FBI Fingerprinting registration page. VOLUNTEERS living in the state of PA for more than 10 years will not have to complete this section. If you don’t live in the state, or have lived here less than 10 years you will need to go through this step. When you get to the page, input the code 1KG756  into the search bar. From there, click 'Schedule or Manage Appointment' to set up an finger-printing appointment at a local service center. 


We have partnered with the Bird-in-Hand Family which offers our guests several different locations and amenities to choose from when participating in an event at Lancaster Archery Supply. All locations are close and located on the same route as Lancaster Archery Supply and Academy.

The Bird-in-Hand family of properties is in the heart of Lancaster County’s Amish farmlands. The Smucker family invites you to get to know our village, to taste the farm-fresh goodness of its bounty and to experience the tradition of hospitality and good food that we have passed down from generation to generation.

To reserve a room at any of our properties, please visit Enter the promotional code ARCH for 15% off your stay at our Family Inn, Amish Country Motel, Travelers Rest Motel or our Village Inn & Suites.

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