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Bow Technician Certification (PREVIEW)

This is a PREVIEW of the ATA Bow Technician Certification online course. Videos within this course are abbreviated for preview purposes only.

The ATA Bow Technician Certification program gives you the knowledge and skills to be a safe and competent bow technician in the archery pro shop setting using the industry standard and best practices.

All instruction is delivered via the online course content. The online course must be completed prior to scheduling the in-person practical assessment.

The ATA Bow Technician Certification online course includes video content, quizzes, and additional resources covering the following: 
  • Essential Background Knowledge
    • Basics of Proper Shooting Form
    • Compound bow parts, design, and function
    • Understanding draw force curves and arrow speeds
  • Tools of the Trade
    • Safe use of bow shop tools and equipment such as hand tools, draw boards, and bow presses
  • Archery Technician Skills
    • Complete compound bow setup including:
      • Installation of a peep sight, D-loop, arrow rest, sight
      • Bowstring and cable replacement
      • Cam timing, adjusting draw length and draw weight
      • Paper tuning
      • Arrow selection and building
To complete the certification, students must complete all required online course materials and pass an in-person practical assessment. During the practical, students will be required to demonstrate their ability to execute all tasks covered in the online course.


  • On-Demand Access to ALL Course Materials
  • In-person practical assessment with ATA designated instructor(s)
  • ATA Bow Technician Certificate (upon completion of requirements)
  • Supplemental Resource Videos and Documents
  • Access on any device with a web browser