Coaches Corner

Volunteer and Coach Training and Certification

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

NCCP is Coaches Association of Canada's (CAC) competency-based training and certification training program.

Online courses are offered by CAC through If you do not already have an NCCP number you will need to create one to log in. Online courses recommended for our coaches include:

Online courses offered through Special Olympics Canada (SOC) at This site "provides training, certification, professional development and learning resources for registered Athletes, Coaches & Volunteers of Special Olympics Canada." Recommended courses include:

In addition SOC has several NCCP accredited courses which must be attended in person. Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) coaches are encouraged to attend the two-day SOC Competition Coach course during their first year coaching.  For coaches whose athletes will not be competing at Provincial or National Games, SOO has made available the one-day SOC Community Coach course.

Technical courses are offered through the Ontario provincial sport governing bodies.

Important Links

Note that these are external links. Please report to the webmaster if any of these links become broken!

Coaches Association of Canada (CAC):
Home Page:
Public Transcript available with NCCP number and surname
Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO)
Home Page:
Course Calendar for NCCP courses offered in Ontario.
Special Olympics Canada (SOC)
Requirements for coaches
eLearning at Special Olympics Canada
Special Olympics Ontario (SOO)
NCCP Coaching Certification
See "Section 10.7 Upcoming SOC Coaching Courses" of the SOO Information Portal for a schedule of courses being offered.