Below is guidance to apply for the Chartered Professional Coach® (ChPC®) designation or a Registered Coach license. At the bottom of the page is guidance for renewing your existing designation or license, as well as transitioning from a Registered Coach license to the ChPC designation.
ChPC and Registered Coach
The same online application process is used to either apply for the ChPC designation or a Registered Coach license.
Step 1: Prepare in advance and obtain proof of Education/Knowledge (if applying for ChPC). Refresh your memory of the details by visiting the Knowledge & Experience page.
Step 2: Prepare in advance and ask two past or current employers if they will be your references to verify your work experience. You will need their email addresses for Step 4. Refresh your memory of the details by visiting the Ethical Conduct Declaration page.
Once you have these data, move to Step 4.
Step 4: Login to the Locker and begin the online application process:
- Click the Professional tab on the left side of your screen;
- Click on the Start Application and follow the onscreen prompts; and
- Sign the CAC Code of Conduct, declare your ethical conduct, and sign the agreement.
Step 1: Login to the Locker
Step 2: Click the Professional tab on the left side of your screen
Step 3: Click on the Renew button and follow the onscreen prompts
Step 4: Submit a recent and valid Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) (if you current one expired)
Step 5: Sign the CAC Code of Conduct, declare your ethical conduct, and sign the agreement
Transitioning from Registered Coach to ChPC?
If you are a Registered Coach in good standing and have completed the education/knowledge and work experience requirements to be a ChPC, click on the ‘Transition’ button to apply for your ChPC designation. (NOTE: If you are a Registered Coach, you may only transition during your “Renew” timeframe, which is 100 days prior to your anniversary date.)
Need to refresh your memory about the education/knowledge and work experience requirements? Go to the Knowledge & Experience page.
Need to refresh your memory about the 100-day renewal timeframe? Go to the ‘Fees’ page.
How Long Does the ChPC Application Process Take?
When you submit your application, you must include all required documentation and information—education/knowledge (if applying for ChPC), two references, recent and valid Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC). If data is missing, the process will take longer as the Coaching Association of Canada™ (CAC) will need to come back to you for the documentation and information.
The review process begins when your application is submitted to the License and Registration Committee. The Committee reviews and decides whether to grant you the Registered Coach license or ChPC designation. This Committee review takes between 2 and 4 weeks, depending on the time of year.
Once a decision is reached, you will receive confirmation by email and are required to sign a CAC Code of Conduct, declare your ethical conduct, and sign an agreement. Your designation or license will then appear on your Locker transcript and you will be considered in good standing with the Professional Coaching Program.
The Licensing and Registration Committee is a standing committee of the Professional Coach Program at the CAC, staffed by volunteer ChPC’s who have extensive coaching experience. Their mandate is 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 the Registered Coach license.