Have new items appeared in your Locker transcript?

Your current National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) qualifications in the Coaching Association of Canada’s NCCP database, “The Locker” have been updated. NCCP programming for Football no longer includes Level 1, 2, or 3 and now reflects education for the level of athlete you are coaching. For Football, these programs are called Community Novice Coach, Competition Introduction (Position Coach), Competition Introduction Advanced (Coordinator), and Competition Introduction Master (Head Coach), and Competition Development Coach. If you are a coach with Level 1, 2, or 3 Theory, Technical, or Practical components, you’ll now notice that you have been given credit for the equivalent program provided by Football Canada. These have been identified as “Transferred” on your Locker transcript

You are being awarded this equivalency so that the NCCP coaching partnership can better serve you and provide you with information and opportunities that are relevant to today’s coaching demands and coaching environment.


In order to maintain this new status, all coaches whose Levels-NCCP qualifications have been transferred to the new NCCP must complete Make Ethical Decisions (MED) within five years of the transfer taking effect. As such:

  1. Coaches who are granted “Trained Transferred” status must complete, as a minimum, training in MED; or
  2. Coaches who are granted “Certified Transferred” status must complete the MED online evaluation.

If you fail to complete the above MED requirement within five years, it will result in a “non-renewed” status on your Locker transcript, and you will need to contact Football Canada to determine your next steps to renew your certification. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have already taken MED, you are not required to take it again.

In addition, recent changes in the NCCP include an emphasis on coaching ethics and recognizing professional development and ongoing training as essential for coaches. As a result of the transition to the new NCCP, all coaches with a CERTIFIED status will be subject to Maintenance of Certification.  In order for NCCP coaches to maintain their status, they will be required to obtain professional development (PD) points. For your sport, all NCCP programs require certified coaches to complete PD on a 5 year cycle of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2022. Any PD points acquired between March 30, 2017 and January 1, 2018 will count in the 2018-2022 cycle. 

Please visit the CAC’s Maintenance of Certification page, to find more information on professional development opportunities and points.

To help with the transition, here are the top 3 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from coaches whose qualifications have already been transferred:

  1. What is my NCCP# and how do I access the Locker?You can access the Locker by clicking here. From there, you can retrieve your NCCP# by providing your email address. If you are still having difficulty retrieving your NCCP#, please contact Coach & Partner Services at coach@coach.ca or 613-235-5000. You will need to provide them with your full name and date of birth to obtain your NCCP#.  You can also contact Football Manitoba for assistance.
  2. What does this mean for me now? Can I still coach?Yes you can! In order to find out what your qualifications mean, and what the minimum coaching requirements are for your sport, please contact your National Sport Organization or Football Manitoba.
  3. I was a Level 2 Certified coach before, but now I am only listed as Trained. Why am I no longer certified?The CAC worked with your National Sport Organization (NSO) to set up the transfer of qualifications. In most cases, when a Levels-Coach did not receive a Certified status in the transfer, it is because the NSO requires the coach to meet an additional requirement to become certified in their new transferred status. To find out your additional training requirements, click on the ‘i’ icon located beside your Trained (Transferred) status name. You may also contact your NSO or Football Manitoba for further information.

Please click here for more Transfer of Qualifications FAQs.

Should you have any further questions after having consulted the resource page, you may contact Football Manitoba, your national sport organization or the CAC’s Coach and Partner Services team at 613-235-5000 or coach@coach.ca.

Thank you for investing your time, energy, and passion into the National Coaching Certification Program!


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