Planning on competing at an NCAA affiliated school, or not yet sure?

Take your first step to becoming an NCAA student-athlete by visiting

Below is a list of items we recommend you have before beginning your registration with the NCAA Eligibility Center:

  • Valid Student Email

You need a valid email address that you check regularly to register (your CPOA Email works great!).  This is important for updating prospective student-athletes about their account.

  • Basic Student Personal Information

This includes information such as your name, gender, date of birth, primary and secondary contact information, and address.

  • Basic Student Education History

Please include details about all high schools or secondary schools you have attended in the United States or internationally, and additional programs you have attended.

  • Student Sports Participation History

For Certification Accounts, this includes details for any expenses or awards you received, any teams you have practiced or played with or certain events in which you participated outside of the traditional high school season. It also includes information about any individuals who have advised you or marketed your skills in a particular sport (this includes CPOA).  This information helps the Eligibility Center certify your amateur status when it is requested by an NCAA school.

  • Payment

For Certification Accounts, nonrefundable registration fee for U.S., U.S. Territories* and Canadian students: $80.  Nonrefundable registration fee for international students: $135

Choose from two account types to get started:

1). Certification Account:

You need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school. You also need to be registered with a Certification Account before you can make official visits or sign a National Letter of Intent in Division I or II.

2). Profile Page:

If you plan to compete at a Division III school or are currently unsure in which division you want to compete, create a Profile Page. If at any time you wish to pursue a Division I or II path, you will be able to transition to a Certification Account.

Next Steps:

Stay on track in high school and understand these quick tips to help in your eligibility process

If you still have questions about this topic, or any other in the recruiting process, contact your CPOA adviser today!

Join the long list of thousands of college athletes who trusted CPOA since 1986.  Contact us today to find out how CPOA can help you reach your college dreams.



Athletic College Recruiting