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FIBA Coach License Requirements

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FIBA Approved Coaches Program

Any U.S. coach that meets all of the following criteria is eligible to become a FIBA Approved Coach and receive a FIBA Coaches License: 

  • Must have at least five (5) years of coaching experience (either as a head coach, assistant coach or combined) at a professional, collegiate or scholastic member of USA Basketball and/or must have been selected by USA Basketball to serve a coaching staff of a national team.

The applicable member organizations are as follows:


  • Continental Basketball Association (CBA) 

    • While the CBA ceased operations in 2009, experience earned in this league prior to 2009 will still count towards this criteria.

  • National Basketball Association (NBA) 

  • National Basketball Association G League (NBGL) 

    • Formerly the National Basketball Association Development League (NBDL)

  • Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) 


  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 

  • National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) 


National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) 

  • Must have coached five (5) of the last fifteen (15) years at a professional, collegiate or scholastic member of USA Basketball.
  • Must provide appropriate documentation of coaching experience with appropriate references.
  • Must have a USA Basketball Coach License. - To begin this process click here -
  • Must have no conflicts of interest as determined by USA Basketball with regard to their position of being a FIBA Approved Coach.
  • Must be a current citizen of the United States of America.

If you meet all of the above criteria, please complete the Coach Information Form (PDF) and submit along with a $75.00 administration fee to USA Basketball: 

USA Basketball

Attn: FIBA Coach License

27 South Tejon Street, Suite 100

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

719/590-4811 (fax)

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