Coaching Association of Canada

As a Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) or Registered Coach, you are recognized for responsible and ethical conduct. Below are the eligibility requirements for your application or renewal that demonstrate you meet these ethical conduct standards.

Police Information Check

Complete and submit one of the following recent and valid record checks:   

  • A Enhanced Police Information Centre (E-PIC) check or a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSS, VSV, VSC) from your local Canadian police office that has been issued within the last 6 months. 

    • Ask them to submit the information check in its original form by mail to the Coaching Association of Canada, Professional Coaching Department, c/o House of Sport, RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7.
  • An Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) through Sterling Talent Solutions that has been issued within the last 6 months.   
  • An E-PIC from one of Sterling Talent Solutions’ international partners that has been issued within the last 6 months or a Globex or Interpol record check.   

Reference Check 

Provide two character references from past or current employers who can verify your work experience. They must be from one of the following:

  • Your National Sport Organization (NSO)
  • Your Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization (PTSO)
  • Your Local Sport Organization (LSO)
  • A ChPC in good standing

In the online application in the Locker, you will enter an email address for each reference. After you submit the application, the Locker will automatically send an email questionnaire to each of your references. Be sure to advise your references in advance to watch for the reference check request from the Locker. If your reference does not receive this questionnaire, please contact to have it re-sent.   

Code of Conduct 

As part of the online application process in the Locker, you will be asked to read and sign the CAC License Agreement, as well as declare your ethical conduct.

Overseeing Ethical and Moral Conduct

Coaches who obtain their ChPC designation or a Registered Coach license must uphold their commitment to conduct themselves with the highest moral standards at all times. Coaches applying for the designation or license are vetted by the License and Registration Committee (a peer committee of ChPCs) and the Professional Practices Committee (an ad-hoc CAC committee that implements the NCCP Code of Conduct).   

Pertinent Policies

All ChPCs and Registered Coaches should familiarize themselves with CAC policies (Doping-free Sport, Official Languages, Equity, etc.). CAC endorses the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) Code for Prohibited Conduct in Sport.