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Professional Development (PD)

The Basics

The Coaching Association of Canada and Curl BC 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 NCCP coaches to maintain their certified status, they will be required to obtain Professional Development (PD) points. PD points can be earned through a multitude of activities that 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 coaches are already earning their required PD points — Maintenance of Certification Status is simply the introduction of tracking these points and recognizing coaches for their efforts.

PD Opportunity Date Details, Links & (# of PD points)
Active Coaching recurring Self reporting - once calendar year (1 point)
 Advanced Curl Coach-Webinar  Nov 14th  https://www.curlbc.ca/advanced-curl-coach/
 Charting to Win- Webinar  Nov 21st https://www.curlbc.ca/charting-to-win/
 Intro to Curl Coach-Webinar  Dec 12  https://www.curlbc.ca/intro-curl-coach/
 Rockslide Summer Camp coach (Kelowna, BC)  TBD  Register Here (3 points(
 Respect in Sport online training - Activity Instructors  Recurring  Register Here (3 points)
 Respect in Sport online training - Parents Recurring  Register Here 
 Competition Development (Curling Canada) March 10th- 14th, 2017  Register Here (3 points)
 Sport Med BC Various Workshops  multiple opportunities  Register Here (1-3 points)
HP camp coach skill development  recurring  3 points
Curl BC Coach mentorship program  recurring Register Here (3 points)
Self directed learning  recurring An activity that is chosen by an individual coach which may require prior approval by the governing body
viaSport NCCP Home Study  recurring  Making Ethical Decisions & Competition Development Modules
 viaSport NCCP Multi Sport Training  recurring  Competition Introduction, Development and PD
 BC Games Mentorship Program  See Link  Register Here
 Pacific Sport Provincial Network  Various Programs Links to 5 Pacific Sport Regional Centres & Canadian Sport Institute


Click in  the details column to register or for further information. The number of PD points is subject to approval by the Coaching Association of Canada and Curling Canada.

Curl BC is one partner in your coach training, certification and continued learning process. The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) also lists opportunities on their  Maintenance of Certification webpage.

Timelines, Important Dates and Details

When did/does this “maintenance of certification” begin?
Effective January 1, 2014 the five (5) year certification period will begin. Note January 1 of any year will be the date used to determine the certification period of valid certification (i.e. if a coach is certified on May 1, 2014 their five year certification period will begin on January 1, 2015). Canadian Curling Associations Policy on Curling's NCCP Maintenance of Certification.

How many PD points do I need to “maintain certification”?
Competition Coach Certified – require 20 PD points over 5 years
Competition Development Coach Certified – require 30 PD points over 5 years

Certified = completion of all components (MED course, MED module, workshop, on-ice evaluation).

All Level 2 and Level 3 coaches in the 'old system' will be required to collect PD Points and take steps to be transferred to the 'new system'.  See http://www.curlbc.ca/transferring-system-levels-to-new-nccp/  for details on transferring systems.

Can I acquire more than the 20 or 30 PD points that are required?
Yes. But points cannot be carried over in to future 5 year cycles. When a 5-year cycle ends, PD points are reset to zero.

Note: The number of PD points required to maintain certification is specific to each sport. If you also coach in another sport these numbers may be different.

What happens if I don't acquire PD Points?
You will remain a certified coach but have a status of "not renewed" assigned to your certification. To renew your certification, one must, complete an on-ice evaluation and the accompanying paperwork. The cost for the renewed evaluation is $84.40.

Curl BC is one partner in your coach training, certification and continued learning process. Stay up-to-date as Maintenance of Certification expands by ensuring you receive Inside Coaching, the Coach Association of Canada’s monthly eNewsletter, by managing your preferences in your Locker account (make sure you click that you want to receive our emails), and by checking back to this section and the Coaching Association of Canada's Maintenance of Certification webpage for updates.

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