Maintenance of Certification

The National Coaching Certification Program was launched in 1974 to give coaches the confidence to succeed. The program has constantly evolved over the years to stay at the forefront of delivering programs that respect the principles and science of Long-term Athlete Development, while also reflecting the changes within sports — from the science of training, to competition strategy and tactics, to the athletes themselves.

The Coaches Association of Ontario and its partners recognizes the value of having certified NCCP coaches that are engaged in Professional Development programs which reinforce the values of lifelong learning and sharing amongst the coaching community.

Professional Development Modules



Glossary of Terms:

PD Registry: This is the central list of all eligible PD events. The list is maintained by the CAC but it is made up of events that are submitted by sports, P/TCRs, the National Coaching Institutes, and the CAC. A coach does not have access to the Registry which is maintained in The Locker

PD Cycle: This is the period of time over which the PD points must be accumulated in order to maintain “Certified” status. The minimum standard for this cycle is five years. However, a sport may choose a shorter cycle.

NCCP Partner: This term refers to the original founding and funding Partners of the NCCP and includes the federal government, the provincial/territorial governments, the CAC, and the NSOs.