PD Points video – quick explanation and walk through
**Coach Certification and Training Expiry/Renewal**
All coaches who received training in 2014 or earlier will be expiring soon (January 1, 2019). To renew, you need a certain number of Professional Development (PD) points. Once you accumulate the required amount, you will be renewed for another 5 years.
For example, those who are Competition Introduction certified need 20 PD points per 5-year cycle. If you’ve done that, then on January 1, 2019 you will be renewed for 5 more years and have until January 1, 2024 to get another 20.
For more information on how to view your status and continue your PD, keep reading below!
Philosophy: lifelong learning
Lifelong Learning is the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.
Policy: maintenance of certification
Maintenance of Certification is the NCCP policy that requires NCCP coaches to maintain their certification through Professional Development and training opportunities over a predetermined period. Maintenance of certification provides coaches with credit for attending PD opportunities and promotes upgrading and maintaining relevancy to coaching practices.
Professional Development (PD)
Professional Development is the engagement in Lifelong Learning in a specific professional context. Professional Development promotes growth and development of coaches, enables coaches to be at the leading edge to best serve their athletes, and is fun and engaging. PD contributes points to statuses that must be maintained.
Competition-Development Multi-Sport Modules
Ringette Canada has announced their new Professional Development program for the Canadian Ringette Championships, starting with the 2018 CRCs in Winnipeg, Manitoba. All coaches that have completed their Competition Introduction Certifications (evaluation) prior to May 2017, and will be coaching at the 2018 Canadian Ringette Championships, will be required to complete ONE Competition Development Multi-Sport Module. These modules include:
¤ Developing Athletic Abilities,
¤ Coaching and Leading Effectively,
¤ Prevention and Recovery,
¤ Managing Conflict,
¤ Leading a Drug-Free Sport, and
¤ Psychology of Performance.
Available courses are updated regularly on the Calendar of the Locker: nccp.coach.ca/calendar, and registration can be completed online through your Locker profile. If you do not know your NCCP # and password, click here.
Starting January 1st, 2014, Ringette Canada will comply with the Coaches Association of Canada’s (CAC) NCCP Professional Development policy and procedures. Ringette coaches will be required to complete Professional Development in a five year cycle. All Development will be monitored on the CAC Locker.
Certification and transcript information can also be found at nccp.coach.ca.
PD Points – How?
Coaches are eligible to get 1 PD point per year of active coaching (max 5). These points need to be SELF-DECLARED. To declare your active coaching:
Log in to The Locker
Under your profile, click CERTIFICATION on the menu tab
Click the Self-Report Whistle on the left hand side
Record Active Status
E-Learning Modules are Offered for Coaches to earn PD points and learn about important topics:
“Coaching Athletes with a Disability” eModule available $15, worth 5 PD points
Commit to Kids (C2K) from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, is an online module of step-by-step program that helps child-serving organizations create safe environments for the kids in their care. C2K gives organizations the tools to create policies, procedures, and employee codes of conduct to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse, and create safe environments for children and youth in their care.
Other Possibilities: Associations are able to run Professional Development courses for their coaches; please send a description of the course to Bronwen Harvey, and following the completion of the course, associations/coaching directors are responsible for submitting a completed Coach Attendance Form, before the points will be awarded to the Locker.
If you have taken coaching certifications in ANY of the 65 recognized sports from the NCCP, you will have already have an NCCP # (also know as a Coaching Number).
If you do not remember your NCCP#, password, email, or you have found you have more than one profile and number, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not create another profile.
For first time coaches, once you finish your first Ringette Coaching Clinic, an NCCP # will be generated for you approx. 48 hours after the completion of the clinic.
Any other questions regarding the locker can be directed to:
Coach & Partner Services
Tel: 613.235.5000 Ext. 1