Coaching FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
WHAT IS THE NCCP?
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is the certification that all coaches are required to have. Information about the NCCP can be found here.
WHAT ARE COACHING STREAMS or OUTLINES?
Coaching certification is split into three streams and the coaching stream you go in depends on the players.
To determine which stream is for you, please visit the CAC website <LINK>
As of August 5th, 2015, coaches must be 14 to obtain an NCCP account number. Coaches must be 16 to be “Certified” in any pathway. Between 14 and 16, coaches can participate in development courses, they just cannot be Evaluated until they are 16.
HOW DO I VERIFY CREDENTIALS OF A COACH?
Go to the CAC Public Transcript page: CAC Public Transcript <LINK>. Enter the coaches NCCP# and last name. Read the provided transcript. It is recommended that parents and school teams to check on your coaches’ qualifications prior to hiring them to ensure that they have met the basic standards of coaching. For organizations such as school boards, community centres, and clubs, you can easily check a coach's certification by going to their public transcript
HOW CAN I SEE MY QUALIFICATIONS?
To see your NCCP transcript go to The Locker and log in or create an account with your NCCP number.
WHAT IS MY NCCP NUMBER? I CANNOT FIND/RECALL IT.
- Go to The Locker
- Click "Lookup my NCCP#"
- Enter the email you used to sign up for your first workshop
If you have never taken an NCCP workshop, simply create an account.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY A NEW NCCP SYSTEM IS IN PLACE? WILL I LOSE MY CERTIFICATION?
Everything you have completed in the NCCP prior to 26-Aug-2016 will remain on your transcript and your past certification have be credited and transferred into the new system. Some courses required in new system were NOT covered in the comparative Pre-2016 system – ALERT, please make sure you confirm your continued certification status in your Locker account. You will be required to do professional development (PD) to maintain your certification. Information about PD can be found below.
I HAVE PARTIALLY COMPLETED MY CERTIFICATION IN THE OLD SYSTEM. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
As your past completed modules have been given credit, simply take the modules you are missing.
WHEN ARE THE NEXT NCCP COURSES BEING OFFERED?
You can go to the Event Calendar and see when the next course is coming, like our Facebook page or follow our Instagram.