Managing your NCCP Coaching Records
Maintaining your coaching certification
As a Canadian coach, your education profile is held in a central database, known as “The Locker”. The Locker is maintained by the Coaches Association of Canada. Before you can begin to have coaching education recorded, however, you need to build a profile that will result in you being assigned a National Coaching Certification Program Number (NCCP #). Training you receive in any sport and in every context is recorded against your unique NCCP number. Each individual will have a single unique NCCP number.
Certified coaches are required to maintain their certification through the accumulation of professional development training. Points are awarded for those training events if you require them through your certification and those records are also housed within The Locker. In order to take any NCCP module, whether it is general or sport specific, you will need an NCCP #.
Managing your coaching record
Navigating the Locker - Step by step
Getting experience in navigating The Locker is important for all Canadian coaches. Coaches who do not yet have an NCCP number should start by creating one. Coaches are encouraged to get familiar with how The Locker works and what other features and options are available within it. There are multiple resources within the Coaches Association of Canada site to provide help if you get stuck. In addition, you can contact Sean Turriff (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Creating an NCCP number
If you do not already have an NCCP number, you can create one easily. You will require a valid email address to start the process. See Locker – Create an NCCP number.
Look up your NCCP number
If you’re not certain you have an NCCP number, or you’ve forgotten it, follow these steps: Locker – Lookup Your NCCP number.
Login to The Locker
Once you have your login credentials, you can login to The Locker. Follow these steps: Locker – Logging In.
Viewing your coaching record
Once you are logged in, there are a number of different tasks you can accomplish within your record. First off you can view a summary of your coaching record: Locker – View Record.
Tracking your Professional Development points
You can also check the status of your certification with respect to the required Professional Development (PD) points you require to maintain your coaching certification. You can also self-report some selected PD activities, such as coaching a team. See Locker – Maintenance of Certification.
Access e-Learning resources
Another important feature within The Locker is access to eLearning multi-sport modules offered by the Coaches Association of Canada. When completed, your NCCP record will be automatically updated. See Locker – Access e-Learning.