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CanPowerSkate Coach Certification

Are you interested in becoming a professional CanPowerSkate coach?  The CBS Skating Club is actively recruiting CanPowerSkate coaches to help grow our hockey & ringette program.  If you are interested, please contact our club by email at and we would be happy to further discuss the program and necessary qualifications with you.

Here are the current requirements to become a certified coach:

Entry Pre-Requisites

  1. Must be at least 16 years of age.
  2. Must be a current registered Skate Canada associate member.
  3. Must hold a valid First Aid certificate (updated every three years).
  4. Completed the NCCP Introduction to Competition Part A multi-sport modules successfully.
  5. Figure Skating Pathway Entry:Completed the NCCP Instruction Stream – Beginner workshop (CanSkate) equivalent or higher.
  6. Hockey Pathway Entry:Completed the NCCP Community Sport Coach Stream workshop (Coach 1 – Intro to Coach or Coach 2 – Coach Level) equivalent or higher.
  7. Ringette Pathway Entry: Completed the NCCP Community Sport Coach Stream workshop (Community Sport-initiation) equivalent or higher.

Training Requirements

  1. Successfully complete the two-day CanPowerSkate course.
  2. Complete a Skate Canada-approved police clearance check and positions of trust check.

Evaluation Requirements to obtain “CanPowerSkate Coach” Status

  1. Pass CanPowerSkate coach’s exam.
  2. Pass on-ice practice teaching lesson.
  3. Complete the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) if not already completed successfully in the Skate Canada, Hockey Canada, or Ringette Canada coaching workshops.
  4. Complete the Making Ethical Decisions (MED) on-line evaluation available on CAC’s website.