Maintenance of Coaching Certification

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC), CurlON, and the Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) recognize the value of having certified NCCP coaches that are engaged in Professional Development programs that reinforce the values of lifelong learning and sharing amongst the coaching community.

In order for NCCP coaches to maintain their certified status, they will be required to obtain Professional Development (PD) points. PD points can be earned through a multitude of activities that coaches already participate in, including: national and provincial sport organization conferences and workshops, eLearning modules, NCCP workshops, coach mentorship programs, and active coaching. In most cases coaches are already earning their required PD points — Maintenance of Certification Status is simply the introduction of tracking these points and recognizing coaches for their efforts.

Log into The Locker, the National Coaching Certification Program database, for an up-to-date record of your PD points using the link at right.  Click HERE for more instructions on how to use The Locker including how to create your own NCCP number and how to self report Professional Development.

Professional Development Opportunities

Coaches can accumulate PD points in a variety of ways.  Inside The Locker there are a number of eLearning Opportunities that coaches can take advantage of.  As well, in person NCCP modules are available as well as other online workshops.  Coaches are also allowed to self report active coaching and independent learning opportunities within the Locker.  Of course, the OCC also offers our OCC Webinar Series and access to our Archived Webinars which also qualify for PD Points.

For more information on accumulating Professional Development points and Maintenance of Certification, check out these pages:

For curling-specific information, follow this link: