About the Program
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) grants the official designation of Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) and the status of Registered Coach to professionals in the field of coaching in Canada. The CAC promotes the profession of coaching and the important role of coaches in the success and effectiveness of sport programs. The program also regulates coaching and protects the public interest by ensuring its coaches abide by the highest standard of professional and ethical conduct.
ChPCs and Registered Coaches represent all sports, both professional and amateur. They are recognized as committed individuals who value coaching excellence and its impact on enhancing athlete experiences.
Who is a ChPC or Registered Coach?
Professional. Ethical. Competent. Experienced. Trustworthy. Educated. Credible. Leaders.
Guided by their passion for coaching excellence, and their pride in upholding the ethical and professional standards of practice in their craft, ChPCs represent the pinnacle of their profession. Their personal investment and commitment to their coach education, training, certification, and standards of responsible coaching practices, set the bar for coaching in Canada. ChPCs have demonstrated their competence as NCCP certified and experienced coaches, who value the technical and ethical standards of the profession.
Registered Coaches share in committing to their own extensive coach education and certification, as well as to conforming to the technical and ethical standards of the coaching profession. As Registered Coaches build upon their coach experience, they follow their continued pathway toward their ChPC designation.
Why become a ChPC or Registered Coach?
Join a community of committed, respected, and quality coaches who are recognized for their skills, competencies, and passion.
ChPCs and Registered Coaches benefit from the right to respectively use their designation or status by having met a standard of excellence in their profession, and valuing the following:
- Being recognized for their credibility and extensive experience in coaching;
- Forming part of a community of professionals who have achieved elite status in their career;
- Receiving exclusive professional coach services and benefits from the CAC;
- Proudly adhering to the ethical and professional standards; and in doing so,
- Raising the confidence of Canadians in protection of the public through their responsible coaching practices.
Professional Practices Committee
The Professional Practices Committee is an ad-hoc committee of the Professional Coaching Program at the CAC, with the mandate to oversee the implementation of the Code of Conduct with Disciplinary Procedure for ChPCs and Registered Coaches. The Committee has the general responsibility to maintain the professional practices of the profession and ensure ChPCs and Registered Coaches meet or exceed appropriate standards of ethical conduct and behaviour.
- Ranil Sonnadara, ChPC
Licensing and Registration Committee
The Licensing and Registration Committee is a standing committee of the Professional Coaching Program at the CAC, with the mandate to oversee the License Agreement and the Registration Agreement of ChPCs and Registered Coaches. The Committee is responsible for evaluating and approving applications of individuals for the ChPC designation and Registered Coach status.
- Leslie Sproule, ChPC (Chair)
- Ray Chateau, ChPC
- Tim Frick, ChPC
- David Hill, ChPC
- Gail Donohue, ChPC
All ChPCs and Registered Coaches adhere to the highest standard of moral and ethical conduct, and are required annually, upon renewal, to sign off on the:
In Canada, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) – is an independent not‐for‐profit organization that administers the Canadian Anti‐Doping Program (CADP). The CADP describes how the Code compliant anti‐doping program is implemented.
The CAC also endorses the CCES's Canadian Policy on Prohibited Conduct in Sport and encourages all ChPCs and Registered Coaches to familiarize themselves with this sport policy.
For more information, consult these Frequently Asked Questions.
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