Coaching Association of Canada

Ethical Conduct Declaration

As a Chartered Professional Coach® (ChPC®) or Registered Coach, you are recognized for responsible and ethical conduct. Below are the eligibility requirements for your ChPC application and/or renewal to demonstrate meeting these ethical conduct standards.

Police Information Check

Complete and submit a recent and valid Vulnerable Sector or Criminal Record Check.

One of the following is considered “recent” and “valid”:

  • At a minimum, a Canadian Police Information Centre (C-PIC) check or a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSS, VSV, VSC) from your local Canadian police office that has been issued within the last 6 months. Ask them to submit the information check in its original form by mail to the Coaching Association of Canada, Professional Coaching Department, c/o House of Sport, RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7.
  • An Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) through Sterling Talent Solutions that has been issued within the last 6 months
  • An E-PIC from one of Sterling Talent Solutions’ international partners that has been issued within the last 6 months or a Globex or Interpol record check.

Reference Check

Provide two (2) references of your character.

References are accepted from your National Sport Organization (NSO), your Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization (PTSO), your Local Sport Organization (LSO), or a ChPC in good standing. The references must be past or current employers who can verify your work experience.

When you begin the online application process in the Locker, you will find fields in the application to provide an email address for each reference. Upon completing your submission, the Locker will automatically send an email questionnaire to each of your references. (TIP: To expedite your application, be sure to advise your references in advance to watch for the reference check request that they will receive from the Locker.)

If your reference has not received this questionnaire, please contact to have it re-sent.

CAC Code of Conduct

As part of the online application process in the Locker, you will be asked to read and sign the CAC Code of Conduct, as well as declare your ethical conduct.

More Information

Ethical and Moral Conduct is the Foundation of the ChPC Designation and Registered Coach License

Coaches who obtain their ChPC designation or a Registered Coach license must uphold their commitment to conduct themselves with the highest moral standards. Coaches applying for the Designation or License are vetted by a peer committee of Chartered Professional Coaches called the License and Registration Committee. A second committee, The Professional Practices Committee, is an ad-hoc committee at the Coaching Association of Canada™ (CAC) with the mandate to oversee the implementation of the NCCP Code of Conduct.

Policies Pertinent to Coaches Holding the ChPC Designation or Registered Coach License

We invite you to read the CAC’s policies (e.g., Doping-free Sport and more). The CAC endorses the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport’s (CCES) Canadian Policy on Prohibited Conduct in Sport and encourages all ChPCs and Registered Coaches to familiarize themselves with this sport policy. In Canada, the CCES, an independent not‐for‐profit organization, administers the Canadian Anti‐Doping Program (CADP). The CADP describes how the code-compliant anti‐doping program is implemented.

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