Why Become Certified

Certification Ensures Professional Standards: 

  • The Coaching Association of Canada and its partners, recognize the value of having certified NCCP coaches that are engaged in Professional Development programs.
  • This reinforces the values of lifelong learning and sharing amongst the coaching community. 
  • As in any profession, Canadian coaches must also show their competency through an evaluation of their coaching tools, practices, and competitions.   

Profession Development Opportunity:

  • Please remember, the evaluation process is meant to be a shared learning experience similar to a mentorship rather than a pass/fail one-time interaction. 
  • The evalutor is not judging your coaching technique but there to share ideas, ask questions, and ensure you are safe, ethical, and meet the standards set by either Athletics Canada or the Coaches Association of Canada.

Requried for Certain Context:

  • Club Coach Required for
    • Attending national championships as a coach (Legion Youth, U20 and Senior Championships)
    • BC Games Head Coaches
    • Canadian Cross Country Championshsips
    • Canada Summer Games Coaches


  • Performance Coach Required for:
    • Head Coaches of Legion Youth Championships
    • Head Coaches of Canadian Cross Country Championships
    • Head Coaches of Canada Summer Games