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A Registered Coach license tells employers, participants, and parents that you are committed to excellence in coaching. When you obtain your Registered Coach license, you are recognized as a coach who been screened, reference checked, and who has signed the CAC Code of Conduct.

Obtaining your Registered Coach license: 

  • Demonstrates you are an ethical coach
  • Grants you the right to use Registered Coach after your name
  • Connects you with other professional coaches
  • Gives you access to health and dental benefits, professional insurance, access to legal support, and more

ChPC or Registered Coach?

"ChPC" is a professional designation with requirements in three areas: education, experience, and ethics. The Registered Coach license includes meeting only these ethics requirements:

Pursuing either a ChPC designation or a Registered Coach license is a professional development choice; however, Sport Canada mandates that all coaches have the ChPC designation to coach at Major Games. Some National Sport Organizations require a ChPC designation to coach at National Championships.  

A Registered Coach license does not allow you to coach at a Major Games. Only ChPCs can do this.

How to Apply  

To obtain and maintain a Registered Coach license, you must: 

  1. Submit a recent and valid Criminal Record Check and two references. References are accepted from your National Sport Organization (NSO), Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization (PTSO), Local Sport Organization (LSO), or a ChPC in good standing.
  2. Complete the online application in the Locker.
  3. Sign the CAC Code of Conduct, declare your Ethical Conduct, and sign the agreement.
  4. Pay the required fees.