About the NCCP


Dear Coaches,

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.

Thank you,

Tracy Angus ChPC
Judo Ontario NCCP Chair


About the NCCP

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.


Maintenance of Certification

The Coaching Association of Canada and its partners recognize 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.
In order for certified NCCP coaches to maintain their certification, they will be required to obtain Professional Development (PD) points. PD points can be earned through a multitude of activities that certified coaches already participate in, including: national and provincial sport organization conferences and workshops, eLearning modules, NCCP workshops, coach mentorship programs, and active coaching. In most cases, certified coaches are already earning their required PD points -- Maintenance of Certification is simply the introduction of tracking these points and recognizing coaches for their efforts.
Visit www.coach.ca and log into the Locker for an up-to-date record of your PD points. For examples of opportunities to accumulate PD points, check out these pages, and if you still have questions, check out the FAQs!
NCCP Certification Policy
Updated Jan 2014