What is it?

CheerCRED is the UK's newest and most up to date Cheer Coach Credential. It is not a training course, it is designed to test your pre-existing knowledge in coaching the sport of cheerleading, in line with IASF rules and guidelines.

Credentialing has been the UK's longest running process of cheer coach qualification with hundreds of coaches every year proving their worth and competence for the sport.

How will it work?
Firstly, an online exam will test your knowledge on IASF rules and legalities. Following this a practical one to one assessment will be arranged and will take place with a fully trained and professional assessor over video conference. This is designed to test your ability to teach skills with proficiency, correct progressions and safety of athletes.

And you can do all of this from the comfort of your own home. No travel costs or over-night hotels needed!

The Credentialing Process

Step One: Apply Online

Click here to start the application process

Please note: If you are not starting from Level 1 you will need to prove your existing industry recognised qualifications by uploading your latest certificate on the application form. This may take up to 72 hours to be verified.

You must be at least 16 years of age to apply for Level 1 & 2, and at least 18 years of age to apply for Levels 3+


Step Two: Online Test

Each level has a unique online test that you must complete. A link to the test(s) will be provided after you have completed step one.

The online test has a 1 hour time limit. An 80% score or higher is required to pass this step and move on to the Practical Assessment. All questions are based solely on IASF rules and guidelines, and do not reflect any specific scoring systems or grids.

If you do not reach the 80% pass mark you can retake the test a second time free of charge. If you do not pass the second time, we recommend you re-apply at a later date when you have gained more experience. You may also benefit from attending one of our BCQ training courses instead, please click here for further information.


Step Three: Practical Assessment

The Practical Assessment is designed to prove you understand how to teach certain skills within each level. You don't need perform these skills nor will you be working with athletes during the assessment. However, you will have to explain to an assessor how to perform each skill just as if you were coaching a team. The assessor will validate that you cover in your own words the key points of each skill in order to teach proper technique and ensure that you know what you are talking about in order to keep the athletes safe.

An 80% score or higher is required to pass the Practical Assessment and complete your Credential.


Level 1
(Minimum age 16)
Level 2
(Minimum age 16)
Level 3
(Minimum age 18)
Level 4
(Minimum age 18)
Level 5/6
(Minimum age 18)
Level 7
(Minimum age 18)

*Each Credentialing session booked will also incur a one-off £35.00 admin fee per person in addition to the fees above.

If you do not hold any industry recognised qualification you will need to pay for every level up to the level you wish to be credentialed at, i.e for credentials to level 3 you will need to pay for levels 1, 2 and 3.


If you are renewing an existing industry recognised qualification you only need to pay for the highest level option required, i.e for a re-credential to level 3 you only need to pay for level 3, NOT levels 1 & 2 as well.