Maintenance of Certification
In order for NCCP coaches to maintain their certified status, they will be required to obtain Professional Development (PD) points. PD points can be earned through a multitude of activities that coaches already participate in, including: national and provincial sport organization conferences and workshops, eLearning modules, NCCP workshops, coach mentorship programs, and active coaching. In most cases coaches are already earning their required PD points – Maintenance of Certification Status is simply the introduction of tracking these points and recognizing coaches for their efforts.
Professional Development (PD) points towards Maintenance of Certification Status begins once “Certified” status is earned. PD points earned prior to becoming “Certified” will not count towards the Maintenance of Certification Status.
Athletics “Certified” Coaches ( Sport Coach, Club Coach, and Performance Coach), please visit your NCCP Locker to see how many Professional Development points you have accumulated during your current Maintenance of Certification cycle and how many Professional Development points you still need to accumulate during your current Maintenance of Certification cycle.
Maintenance of Certification is the NCCP policy that requires NCCP coaches to maintain their certification through Professional Development and training opportunities over a predetermined period.
The NCCP Maintenance of Certification and Professional Development policy:
- provides coaches with credit for attending Professional Development opportunities
- promotes upgrading and maintaining relevancy to coaching practices
The number of points required depends on the context where the coach is certified:
|Athletics Canada NCCP Certification||Minimum Professional Development credits required over a 5-year period for renewal of certification is:|
– Run, Jump Throw, Wheel
Instruction – Beginner
– Sport Coach
|Competition – Introduction
– Club Coach
|Competition – Development
– Performance Coach
|Competition – High Performance
High Performance Coach
For non-NCCP Partner delivered PD activities, points are distributed as follows:
1 hour = 1 PD Point
2 hours = 2 PD Points
3+ hours = 3 PD Points