Recent Update: November 16, 2012
All Canada~Snowboard licenses and memberships expire on June 30th. In order to be considered a licensed coach and be covered for insurance, coaches must renew their license.
How to renew your CSCP Coaching License:
1. In order to renew your CSCP Coaching License, you need to be considered at least Comp Intro (Basic Coach) in training or having continued your coaching education through CSCP or NCCP since 2006, or actively coaching in a current Canada~Snowboard recognized club.
2. Next you need to purchase a Canada~Snowboard / Provincial/Territiorial Snowboard Association (P/TSA) membership .
3. After or while purchasing your Canada~Snowboard/PSO membership, you can purchase your CSCP Coaching License for $25.
4. Following your license purchase, and/or the completion of your Coach Workshop, you need to complete a Criminal Record Check or submit one completed within the last three years. Checks can be completed using BackCheck here: www.backcheck.net/canadasnowboard
Police Check on record with CSCP must be current within three (3) years. Following the completion of this Search, we require you to Email or Fax us directly:
Paper copies can be sent to
Police Record Checks
Police Check on record with CSCP must be current within three (3) years.
A Police Record Check is a process of obtaining a document from the police which states whether an individual has been convicted of a criminal offense.
Police Record Checks are now expected as part of an organization’s due diligence to protect its members, particularly when those members include children and others considered to be part of the “vulnerable sector”. It is the policy of Canada~Snowboard that a Police Record Check is required for a coaching license issued by the Canadian Snowboard Coaching Program (CSCP).
CSCP Police Record Check Requirements
1. All CSCP licensed coaches must obtain a Police Record Check. The responsibility to obtain the Police Record Check and to provide a copy of it to Canada~Snowboard rests with the coach.
2. The Police Record Check must be requested through the coach’s local police authority or through BackCheck (www.backcheck.net/canadasnowboard) and must be a request for a Criminal Record Check through the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC).
3. In some jurisdictions the police authority may process a Police Record Check at a reduced cost if a letter can be provided. Canada~Snowboard will issue such a letter on request. Requests should be made to Natasha Burgess, Manager of Sport Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
4. When the Police Record Check is received, the coach must forward a copy, by fax or scan, to Canada~Snowboard to the attention of the Manager of Sport Development. The coach should keep the original copy of the police document for his or her own records.
5. Canada~Snowboard will not issue a coaching license to a person whose Police Record Check shows a conviction for a vulnerable sector related criminal offense. An assessment of a person who’s Police Record Check shows a conviction for another type of criminal offense will be made on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Sport Development in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer.
6. All Police Record Checks submitted to Canada~Snowboard will be maintained on file on a confidential basis.
7. Canada~Snowboard will not release Police Records Checks, or information contained in Police Record Checks, to any other individual or organization – including snowboard clubs or provincial/territorial associations. If necessary, these organizations must request a copy of the Police Record Check directly from the coach.
8. A new Police Record Check must be provided to Canada~Snowboard every four years. In the intervening years the coach must provide Canada~Snowboard with annual written confirmation that he or she has not been convicted of a criminal offense, or must provide information as to any criminal convictions that have been received.
9. At this time, the use of third party agencies (such as BackCheck) to obtain Police Record Checks is not encouraged, as it may not be possible for these companies to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Name Check. Incomplete Police Record Checks (i.e., ones that do not include a vulnerable sector check) will not be accepted by Canada~Snowboard.
10. Because of the number of Police Record Checks being requested at this time, police authorities are reporting delays in issuing them of up to six weeks. In these circumstances, and in light of the shortness of our on-snow season, Canada~Snowboard will allow – for this program year only – a coach to be identified as Provisionally Licensed for up to eight weeks if he or she provides Canada~Snowboard with a copy of their application form a Police Record Check.
For further information contact Dustin Heise, Director of Sport Development,