Professional Development & Status Renewal

**Professional Development (PD), Coach Certification and Training Expiry/Renewal**

PDF with screen shots – PD point walk through

PD Points video – quick explanation and walk through

All coaches who received training in 2014 or earlier will have statuses which expired on January 1, 2019. To renew, you need a certain number of Professional Development (PD) points. Once you accumulate the required amount, you will be renewed for another 5 years. Community Sport Initiation (CSI) is 10 points, Competition Introduction (CI) is 20 points, Competition Development (Comp Dev) is 30 points.

Many coaches successfully renewed, and now have another 5 years to get the points again. Review the PDF with screen shots linked above.

For more information on how to view your status and continue your PD, keep reading below!

Philosophy: lifelong learning

Lifelong Learning is the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.

 Policy: maintenance of certification

Maintenance of Certification is the NCCP policy that requires NCCP coaches to maintain their certification through Professional Development and training opportunities over a predetermined period. Maintenance of certification provides coaches with credit for attending PD opportunities and promotes upgrading and maintaining relevancy to coaching practices.

Professional Development (PD)

Professional Development is the engagement in Lifelong Learning in a specific professional context. Professional Development promotes growth and development of coaches, enables coaches to be at the leading edge to best serve their athletes, and is fun and engaging. PD contributes points to statuses that must be maintained.


Competition-Development Multi-Sport Modules

Ringette Canada has announced their new Professional Development program for the Canadian Ringette Championships, starting with the 2018 CRCs in Winnipeg, Manitoba. All coaches that have completed their Competition Introduction Certifications (evaluation) prior to May 2017, and will be coaching at the 2018 Canadian Ringette Championships, will be required to complete ONE Competition Development Multi-Sport Module. These modules include:

¤ Developing Athletic Abilities,

¤ Coaching and Leading Effectively,

¤ Prevention and Recovery,

¤ Managing Conflict,

¤ Manage a Sport Program,

¤ Performance Planning,

¤ Advanced Practice Planning,

¤ Leading a Drug-Free Sport, and

¤ Psychology of Performance.

Available courses are updated regularly on the Calendar of the Locker:, and registration can be completed online through your Locker profile. If you do not know your NCCP # and password, click here.

Read the full Ringette Canada Memo



Starting January 1st, 2014, Ringette Canada will comply with the Coaches Association of Canada’s (CAC) NCCP Professional Development policy and procedures. Ringette coaches will be required to complete Professional Development in a five year cycle. All Development will be monitored on the CAC Locker.

Certification and transcript information can also be found at

NCCP Professional Developement – FAQ

Professional Developement Activity chart


PD Points – How?

Coaches are eligible to get 1 PD point per year of active coaching (max 5). These points need to be SELF-DECLARED. To declare your active coaching:

Log in to The Locker
Under your profile, click CERTIFICATION on the menu tab
Click the Self-Report Whistle on the left hand side
Record Active Status

 E-Learning Modules are Offered for Coaches to earn PD points and learn about important topics:

“Making Headway in Sport”, an online concussion module, for FREE, worth 5 PD points

Coaching Athletes with a Disability” eModule available $15, worth 5 PD points

Commit to Kids (C2K) from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, is an online module of step-by-step program that helps child-serving organizations create safe environments for the kids in their care. C2K gives organizations the tools to create policies, procedures, and employee codes of conduct to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse, and create safe environments for children and youth in their care.


Other Possibilities: Associations are able to run Professional Development courses for their coaches; please send a description of the course to Bronwen Harvey, and following the completion of the course, associations/coaching directors are responsible for submitting a completed Coach Attendance Form, before the points will be awarded to the Locker.