SG-Coach Theory Accreditation

The two methods for SG-Coach Theory Accreditation are:

  • Accreditation through Course-work: This is suitable for individuals who do not have any formal learning in sports science and coaching. You will need to attend the Basic Sports Science Course,  SG-Coach Theory and Technical Level 1 course. Please submit your interest with Republic Polytechnic (RP) here and e-mail if you have further queries. For SG-Coach Technical course, please contact the respective National Sports Associations and please note that some of them have integrated programmes which include the theory components. You may email us at if you require assistance.
  • Accreditation through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): This is suitable for individual who had formal learning in areas of coaching or physical education (e.g. coaching certificate, diploma, degree, etc). Applicants must have obtained Basic Sports Science (BSS) or a BSS waiver before applying for SG-Coach Level 1 Theory accreditation.

Accreditation panel will review application for waiver of SG-Coach certification based on the submitted certificate, degree, diploma, and post-graduate programmes. Based on the evaluation, the applicant will be granted either a waiver from the course, offered the examination pathway to demonstrate proficiency, or required to enroll in the coursework.

If you are interested in seeking for accreditation for SG-Coach via recognition of prior learning, please send an email to with the following. Please note that all submitted documents must be in English or translated to English:

  1. Coaching certificate/Diploma/Degree/Postgraduate in “Physical Education” or “Sports Coaching
  2. Any other supporting documents

There is no cost for the evaluation BUT please note that a certification fee of $53.50 (including GST) will be charged if a waiver is granted.

In the event that the examination-only pathway is granted, there will be a charge of S$80.25 (including GST) – this test fee includes a course manual which will be mailed to the applicant 2 weeks before the examination.

For examination-only pathway, please note that only one attempt can be made. This is a closed-book examination and reference to the course manual is not allowed during the examination. Individuals who do not pass the exam will have to go through the Theory course.

For unsuccessful applications, no administrative fee will be charged and applicant encouraged to enrol in the course.

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