Additional Information (Brampton Hockey Inc.)

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Upon completion of the in-person clinic, a Coach will be considered ‘TRAINED’ under the auspices of Hockey Canada. This training provides the foundation of education and the necessary qualifications to coach. To be ‘CERTIFIED’, a formal evaluation must be completed. 

This evaluation gives the Coach the opportunity to demonstrate abilities/competencies. There are four (4) evaluation components:

  • A field evaluation completed by a qualified branch evaluator
  • Completion of task work submitted to the branch evaluator
  • Develop an Emergency Action Plan
  • Completion of Making Ethical Decisions (MED) online module through the CAC website (



‘Trained’ status indicates the Coach has attended an NCCP clinic and the Coach is ‘in process’ of completing evaluation to be ‘Certified’

  • ‘Trained’ status carries an expiry of 5 years
  • The development pathway for these Coaches is to move through the certification process or after expiry must take clinic again


The certification process requires the Coach to show evidence of learning and is ‘competency-based’

  • ‘Certified’ status carries an expiry of 5 years
  • Coaches with ‘Certified’ status will have to complete a defined number of Professional Development points through the Hockey Canada Certification Maintenance Program
  • If a Coach with ‘Certified’ status does not acquire required Professional Development points, the qualification will revert to ‘Trained’ status

By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decisions (MED) training, coaches will be fully equipped to handle ethical situations with confidence and surety. MED training helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport.

The final step of the certification evaluation for Coach 2-Coach Level (C2), Development 1 (D1) and High Performance 1 (HP1) is complete the appropriate Making Ethical Decisions (MED) evaluation modules online. The following documents provides direction to access the MED evaluation through the Coaches Association of Canada (CAC) website (


In order for NCCP coaches to maintain their ‘CERTIFIED’ status, they will be required to obtain a required number Professional Development (PD) points over a 5 year period.

The chart below defines number of Professional Development points required by stream/level:



High Performance 1 (HP1)
Competition Development

30 Points

Development 1 (D1)
Competition Introduction

20 Points

Coach 2 – Coach Level(C2)
Community Sport

10 Points



  • If Coach does not complete Hockey Canada Certification Maintenance within 5 year window, qualification will revert from ‘Certified’ to ‘Trained’Notes: 
  • The Hockey Canada Certification Maintenance Program replaces the OMHA’s Continuing Education Program (CEP) for Coaches. The Professional Development Points, their value and requirements by level of Certification are completely different. Review the Hockey Canada NCCP Certification Maintenance document (below)
  • The OMHA Coach Refresher Clinic will no longer renew Coach Qualifications as it did in the past. The Coach Refresher Clinic will be a Professional Development option for Coaches and will now carry a value of 3 Professional Development points in the Certification Maintenance Program