Coaching Association of Canada

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All applications and renewals are now done through the Locker!

The Locker is now the complete online application and renewal portal for Chartered Professional Coaches (ChPCs) and Registered Coaches. The Locker has been developed by the Coaching Association of Canada to support its mission of enhancing the experiences of all Canadian athletes through quality coaching. You will need your NCCP# and password to access your Locker account.

If you have any questions regarding Locker access, please contact us by email at coach@coach.ca.


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How to apply

Applying to become a ChPC or a Registered Coach can be done in 2 easy steps:

Step 1: You will need to obtain the following:

  • Two (2) references and their contact information*;
  • A valid and recent criminal record check**; and
  • A copy of any university or college diploma or degree.

Important details:

* References must be from two (2) of the following:

  • Your national organization;
  • Your provincial or territorial organization;
  • Your local sport organization; or
  • A ChPC in good standing.

**The following will be considered valid and recent criminal record checks:

  • The original copy of a criminal record check from your local Canadian police office that has been issued within the last 6 months.
  • An Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) from http://www.sterlingtalentsolutions.ca/cac_ace that has been issued within the last 6 months.
  • A Criminal Record Check from one of Sterling Talent Solutions’ international partners that has been issued within the last 6 months.

Step 2: Login to complete the license/registration application form in the Locker.


Renew your ChPC Designation or Registered Coach Status

Your ChPC designation or Registered Coach status needs to be renewed annually.

The annual deadline to renew your ChPC designation or Registered Coach status is one year from the date you first completed the License or Registration agreement. This date can be found under the Professional tab of your Locker account. A recent and valid criminal record check is also required every three years to maintain your status in good standing.

To renew now, please click here.


Transition from the Registered Coach Status to the ChPC Designation

A coach must achieve specific levels in education, NCCP certification, and coaching experience in order to be considered for the ChPC designation. If you are currently a Registered Coach in good standing and you wish to become a ChPC, you can do so during the renewal process at no extra cost.

  • Login into the Locker;
  • Click the Professional tab on the left side of your screen;
  • Click on the Renew and transition button and follow the onscreen prompts.

To renew and transition to the Chartered Professional Coach designation now, please click here.


Fees

An application fee of $100 will be charged to your credit card, whether you are applying to become a ChPC or a Registered Coach. The fee also applies to all renewals.

On the expiry date of your ChPC license or registration, you will be provided with a 90-day grace period to renew, where the current $100 renewal fee will apply. Although you will be considered expired during this 90-day grace period, you will not be charged a late fee if you renew within it. After the grace period will have passed (on day 91), the $100 renewal fee option will no longer be available and you will be required to pay a reinstatement fee of $130 to return your ChPC license or registration in good standing. You will not need to reapply, you will simply need to reinstate your license or registration for $130 and renew your criminal record check (if applicable).

Your status, upon approval of the Licensing and Registration Committee, will be valid for one year from the date you first completed the License or Registration agreement.


Eligibility Criteria

The Coaching Association of Canada grants official designation to professionals in the field of coaching in Canada. Coaches who meet the following education and experience requirements will be granted the ChPC designation.

Coaches who are committed to these professional coaching standards, but have yet to achieve the criteria set out for the ChPC designation will be granted the status of Registered Coach.

There are 3 different scenarios under which a ChPC license will be granted. Download a PDF of the ChPC eligibility criteria.

Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) – Eligibility Criteria

  POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION NCCP CERTIFICATIONi COACHING EXPERIENCE
Scenario #1
  • Undergraduate or graduate university degree
  • Full Level 4 or
  • Full Level 3 and NCI Diploma
  • Competition Development & Advanced Coaching Diploma
  • Has a minimum of 4 years coaching experience

Scenario #2

  • Undergraduate or graduate university degree
  • Full Level 3
  • Competition Development; or
  • Equivalency
  • Has a minimum of 5 years coaching experience
  • Has a minimum of 2 years of full-timeii coaching experience
Scenario #3 N/A
  • Full Level 3 and working on Level 4
  • Competition Development and working on Advanced Coaching Diploma; or
  • Equivalency
  • Has a minimum of 5 years coaching experience
  • Has a minimum of 2 years of full-timeii coaching experience

i Any reference to Level 4 or 5 = ACD, or Competition Development Advanced Gradation, or High Performance stream, all where applicable to the individual sport.

ii 2 years full time: the equivalent of 4,000 hours of coaching

As of December 1, 2016.


Questions?

If you have any questions about the application or renewal process, or if you require more information about professional coaching with the Coaching Association of Canada, please contact us at procoach@coach.ca.