Professional development is required by the Coaching Association of Canada for coaches in all sports to renew “Certified” status in any context.
Professional Development (PD) requirements must be completed by the end of the 5 years period which starts on the date on which the certification was granted.
The system of recording of PD activities is activated on the CAC Locker Database as of January 1st, 2014. From this date, all judo certified coaches regardless of whether this certification was accomplished in the old NCCP system (level 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5); or the new NCCP system (Assistant, Instructor, Competition Development Coach), have 5 years to accumulate appropriate PD activities to have their certification validated for the further 5 years. The certification will be automatically validated for the next 5 year period on the 5thanniversary.
Specific information is available at: http://www.judocanada.org/system/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/National-Coaching-Certification-Policy.pdf - see Professional Development section.
Tracy Angus ChPC
Judo Ontario NCCP Chair
NCCP stands for the National Coaching Certification Program and is a nationally recognized and run coaching education and development system. There are both general coaching and sport specific courses required for certification and professional development. Judo has a sport specific program designed to help coaches assist in the dojo and progress up to high-performance coaching at the national and international levels.