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NCCP Transition: From Level 3 to National Coach

As a reminder, please note that effective September 1, 2016, the current NCCP Level 3 program will be replaced with the newly approved NCCP National Coach program. The following information will explain the equivalencies from Level 3 to National Coach. Please note that fully Level 3 certified coaches will be transitioned to National Coach Certified.




Theory 3 course or 4/6 multi-sport modules equivalency prior to Dec. 31, 2015


Multi-sport training: Ten multi-sport modules

(as outlined on the National Coach pathway)

Technical: general subjects and discipline course (4 days)


Sport-Specific training: Analyze Technical and Tactical course (2 days)

Practical: video analysis, two technical video lessons, and interview


Evaluation: portfolio, training session observation, and competition observation.

From old to new, coaches with Level 3 qualifications will be transitioned over to one of the following National Coach statuses:

  • Theory 3 or 4/6 multi-sport modules (as outlined above) + General Subjects + Technical + Practical = National Coach Certified
  • Theory 3 or 4/6 multi-sport modules (as outlined above) + General Subjects + Technical = National Coach Trained Status
  • Technical (only) = National Coach In-Training Status
  • General subjects (only) = National Coach In-Training Status

Transfer of qualifications: from old to new NCCP

Coaches who are in the process of achieving a Level 3 certification must do so prior to September 1, 2016. After this date, Skate Canada will complete the transfer of qualifications for all coaches from old to new NCCP with the CAC. At this point, the old NCCP Level system up to Level 3 will expire, meaning that Skate Canada will no longer be able to enter courses and/or evaluations under the Levels system. For more information on the transfer of qualifications, please visit the following CAC web page.

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) Locker

The Locker is an important tool that allows all sport coaches to track their own NCCP and professional development achievements. Beginning in the 2016-2017 registration year, Skate Canada will use the Locker as the main system of record for all NCCP and professional development activities. Access to your Locker will provide you with the opportunity to track your progress and development as a coach.

For more information on how to access your personal Locker, please visit the following web page.

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