The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and its partners recognize the value of having Certified NCCP Coaches that are engaged in Professional Development (PD) programs which reinforce the values of lifelong learning and sharing amongst the coaching community (Note: Certification is valid for 5 years. PD points will only count once you have reached the Certified status. There are some exceptions in certain sports where PD points are required in the Trained status.)

Activity Points:

In order for Certified NCCP Coaches to maintain their certification, they will be required to obtain PD points which can be earned through various activities (Note: In most cases, Certified Coaches are already earning their required PD points.)

NCCP Activity: Multi-Sport or Sport-Specific – 5 points per Module (No maximum or minimum)

Non-NCCP Activities: Such as Podium Performance Series and Conferences – 1 point per hour up to a maximum of 3 points to a maximum of 50% of the required PD credit for the context in the renewal period.

Active Coaching: 1 point per year/for every season coached to a maximum of 5 points for certification renewal period. CLICK HERE 

Coach Self-Directed Activity: 3 points for the valid certification period for a maximum of 3 points for the renewal period.

*In order to receive PD credits for all Non-NCCP activities, approval from your NSO, PSO, or PTCR is required via the National registry.


Q: Who does maintenance of certification apply to?

A: All Certified National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Coaches.


Q: Why do I need to maintain my Certification?

A: Maintenance of certification is viewed as essential to athlete performance and the integrity of the NCCP.


Q: How do I check how many points I have?

A: Your PD points will appear on your Locker transcript. Remember that PD points will only appear on your transcript after the data has been entered in the Locker.


Q: What happens to my NCCP certification if I do not complete the required PD in the time allowed?

A: Your transcript would show that your Certified status has not been renewed. Your sport then determines what must be done to reinstate your Certified status. Additionally, they determine the consequences of a non-renewed Certified status. These details will continue to be worked out by NSOs through the first PD cycle (2014-2019).


Q: What if I am Certified in two or more sports?

A: If you are Certified in two sports, accumulated points will apply to both sports. The number of points required to maintain certification will be determined by whichever sport requires the highest number of PD points.


Q: Is there any limit on the number of PD Points I can accumulate?

A: No, you only need to earn the required number of points to maintain certification. However, you can accumulate as many PD points as you want. Please note that you cannot forward any points into the next cycle. Once the five year cycle ends, PD points are reset at 0.


For more information on Maintenance of Certification CLICK HERE 

Is your Government entity, Provincial Sport Organization (PSO), Multi-Sport Organization (MSO), sport club, municipality, secondary and/or post secondary institution seeking to allot Professional Development points for a Non-NCCP Coaching event? CLICK HERE to apply.