VDOT O2 Distance Coaching Certification

Take the exam to become certified by the "World's Best Running Coach". Are you up to the test? Take the 80-question V.O2 Certification Exam, authored by Dr. Jack Daniels.

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How It Works

  • Sign up to gain access to exam.
  • Login includes 1hr 45min video presentation of Dr. Daniels covering over 40 slides of exam material.
  • Exam allows you to save and continue at your own pace until submission.
  • Score 80% or higher on exam and become certified.

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Exam questions are all derived from the book.


Thousands of coaches and runners across the globe abide by the training principles and coaching methodology outlined in Daniels' Running Formula. According to Runner's World Magazine, Dr. Daniels "has had a bigger influence on training-for-running than anyone. He might be considered the Albert Einstein of the sport."


Now coaches and runners can boost their resume and become recognized as masters of Daniels' Running Formula by passing the V.O2 Certification Exam. Upon passing the exam coaches have the option to get listed on the VDOT Certified public registry and/or get featured on the VDOT Marketplace.


"If the best measure of good training techniques is staying power, then Jack Daniels has set the gold standard. I continue to employ his techniques years after meeting him in 1980." - Joan Benoit Samuelson (Foreword, Daniels' Running Formula, 2nd Edition)

This certification does not expire

Become Certified Today.
Cost: $249.99

  • Access to 80-question V.O2 Certification exam authored by Dr. Jack Daniels.
  • Digital Coaching Badge, "Certified by Dr. Jack Daniels" (must score 80% or above on exam).
  • Recognition on your coaching resume for a lifetime, certified by the "World's Best Running Coach".
  • Coaching group discounts available, please direct inquiries to info@vdoto2.com.
  • Only two complete attempts available (one-time $35 retest fee).
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