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Basketball Certification

The Basketball Certification process provides activity operators who agree to operate their activities in accordance with the applicable legislation and certification requirements the opportunity to receive League Certification to allow the participation of Division I student-athletes and/or Event Certification to allow NCAA Division I coaches to attend and observe prospective student-athletes who are participating in the activity. Event Certification has a post-event requirement as well.

The Basketball Certification System (BBCS)

ALL applications to request NCAA-certification of an event/league and ALL roster building will be done in the BBCS:

NOTE:  Adult users will not be able to submit an event/league application nor create a team roster prior to obtaining your USA Basketball GOLD License. So, you should go to and start that application right away.

ECAG User Manual

Below is a comprehensive manual detailing certification requirements and including step-by-step instructions on each of the BBCS functions. Everything that you need to know about the NCAA certification process is outlined in this manual.  Event/league operators and participating coaches are responsible for ECAG User Manual compliance.

For your assistance, the manual includes a clickable Table of Contents and the document is searchable. So, you can hit Control-F (Windows) or Command-F (Mac OS)  on your keyboard and enter a keyword to find the specific information you are looking for.

[This is a sizable file and you will have difficulty accessing it from your phone/tablet.  Similarly, some internet browsers and computers have displayed a black screen with an error message once the user has started to scroll through the manual.  If this occurs, you will need to download the manual and view it from your desktop.]

Need Help?

Contact Enforcement Certification and Approvals Group (ECAG)