Maintenance of Certification
In order to maintain certification, a total of professional development credits must be gained over a period of 5 years. Examples of events for which coaches can gain professional development credits include: coaching at national championships, eLearning modules, webinars, clinics, talks, workshops and courses organized by Athletics Canada or provincial branches.
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 ( Run Jump Throw Wheel Instructor, 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
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
If you have an activity for which you’d like to receive PD points, please contact Athletics Canada for their review at [email protected] or self-report in The Locker up to 3 PD points per 5 year cycle.
Self-Report PD Points
Here are some free modules available in your Locker to accumulate PD points:
NCCP Making Head Way
NCCP Safe Sport Training
NCCP Emergency Action Plan
Fundamentals of Athletics: Track
Fundamentals of Athletics: Jumps
Fundamentals of Athletics: Throws
Modules available in your Locker, that come with a cost, to accumulate PD points:
NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport ($15)
NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability ($15)
NCCP Sport Nutrition ($20)