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NCCP Certification

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) provides standardized, inclusive coach education across Canada.

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More than 2 million coaches and coach developers have trained through the NCCP since 1974. These coaches have improved the performance of countless athletes and participants across all levels of sport.

viaSport is the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representative (PTCR) for the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). We are responsible for advancing coaches through delivery of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

All NCCP sessions are led by qualified NCCP Learning Facilitators.

NCCP modules are differentiated as multi-sport and sport-specific. Training usually combines both modules based on the directive of the respective National Sport Organization. Sport-specific modules are delivered through the appropriate Provincial Sport Organization and multi-sport modules in BC are delivered by viaSport.

NCCP multi-sport modules are delivered online, in person, or through self-guided home study. For more information on the multi-sport modules offered in BC — and to register — go to Find a Course.

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Coaching Streams

Every coaching stream provides a rewarding experience for coaches and participants by properly aligning everyone’s skills, motivations, and objectives.

For more information, visit (NCCP Streams and Contexts).

Coaching Status

Coaches pursue unique coaching pathways based upon training completed.

  • In Training: a coach who has completed some of the required courses for a sport.
  • Trained: a coach who has completed all required courses for a sport.
  • Certified: a coach who has been evaluated for a sport.

Coaches should consult their Provincial Sport Organization to learn their desired pathway’s requirements.

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Maintaining NCCP Status

Additional training is important for a coach’s ongoing development. Maintaining NCCP status requires professional development (PD) points earned at qualified NCCP events. For information about PD points, events, and certification maintenance, please visit CAC’s website.

Coaches can log into the CAC Locker to verify their certification status, located on their coaching transcript. They can also view maintenance of certification requirements on the maintenance page of their account.