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Topics covered on this page include:

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
Certification maintenance
Frequently asked questions
Earning PD points
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About the NCCP

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) was launched in 1974 to give coaches the confidence to succeed. The program has constantly evolved over the years to stay at the forefront of delivering programs that respect the principles and science of Long-term Athlete Development, while also reflecting the changes within sports - from the science of training, to competition strategy and tactics, to the athletes themselves.

The Coaching Association of Canada and its partners, recognize the value of having certified NCCP coaches that are engaged in Professional Development programs which reinforce the values of lifelong learning and sharing amongst the coaching community.

CertIfication Maintenance

In recent years, the NCCP has placed an added emphasis on coaching ethics, professional development and ongoing training for coaches. As a result of the transition to the new NCCP program, all coaches with a CERTIFIED status will be subject to Maintenance of Certification.  In order for NCCP coaches to maintain their status, they will be required to obtain Professional Development (PD) points.  All NCCP programs require certified coaches to complete PD on a five-year cycle.We strongly advise you to become familiar with your transcript and the Locker and regularly login (coach.ca and go to The Locker – you will need your NCCP# and password), to see the progress you have made with NCCP and PD activities.  Should you have any further questions after having consulted the resource page, contact the CSCP Team.

Professional Development FAQ's

Who does "Maintenance of Certification" apply to?
​NCCP Certified Coaches; any coach who has completed: a coaching workshop, their portfolio and been through an on snow coaching evaluation.

Why do I need to Maintain my Certification?
Maintenance of certification, through proof of ongoing learning (Professional Development) and active coaching is viewed as essential to athlete performance and the integrity of the NCCP. The Levels-NCCP was criticized because sometimes a coach could continue to be "Certified" even if they had not coached for several years gold About did not keep Their coaching knowledge up to date.

When do the requirements for Maintenance of Certification start?
Answer: The requirement to maintain "Certified" status through the accumulation of Professional Development Points and proof of active coaching, will start officially for all sports on January 1, 2014.

How do I know How Many Professional Development points I need to Maintain my certification?
Answer: You need to Log 20 points every five (5) years for a Competition Introduction and Advanced Comp Intro coach and 30 points for a Competition Development Coach.  

Does the number of required Professional Development Points vary from sports to sports or context to context?
Answer: Yes. Please see Note Above.

How long do I have to get the required number of points?
Answer: You will-have five years to get the required number of points though Chosen Some sports-have a shorting period of time. 

How can I PD accumulate points?
Answer: There are Many Ways to accumulate points. Events That are Organized by the CWC, your NSO or P / TSO, or P / TCR will advertise the number of items associated with the PD event.

In general:

• NCCP training or assessment events are worth 5 points;
• Non-NCCP events are worth 1 point For Each They last hour, up to a maximum of 3 points;
• "Active coaching" will give you 1 point per year;
• Through " Self-directed learning "you can earn a maximum of 3 points per PD five-year cycle.

For further questions, refer to:  http://coach.ca/frequently-asked-questions-p156185&language=en

Earning PD points

The professional developments points that you accumulate are tracked via The Locker on coach.ca. Here is how you can earn them:

CSCP 2017 Webinar Series = 1 PD point each

To register for a webinar, or to watch archived webinars, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Note: to earn a pd credit for watching archived webinars, email the CSCP Team with the title of the webinar. We'll reply with a very short quiz for you to complete, and once we've reviewed your answers, we'll take care of adding the PD point to your transcript.

CSCP Courses = 5 PD Points each

These include CSCP on-snow courses or Air Trampoline courses.

PTSA approved courses

There are lots offered of approved pd opportunities offered provincially each season! For a list of opportunities in your area, contact your Provincial / Territorial Snowboard Association.

CSCP Webinars