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Certification is a credentialing process that includes training and formal evaluation through independent assessment of coaching competencies and ongoing professional development requirements by a verified provider. In Manitoba, all coaches are required to register with MHC and submit their professional development information annually.
The National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program for all coaches in nearly 70 sports and is the recognized standard for coach training and certification in Canada. The NCCP is implemented by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). The NCCP is the only coach program accepted by Coaching Manitoba – the Sport Manitoba unit for coaching in Manitoba – as required under the CAC.
The Equestrian Canada (EC) coaching program is the nationally recognized certification program for equestrian coaches and instructors, developed in partnership with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and Sport Canada. Equestrian Canada certification approves and acknowledges equestrian coach/instructors’ teaching and coaching skills as meeting professional, nationally, and internationally recognized standards for coaching practice.
The EC coaching program is the only Canadian equestrian coaching and instructor certification program recognized internationally by the FEI and IGEQ, and by Coaches of Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee.
The EC coaching program has completed its new and more specialized program, which fits well with EC's Long-Term Equestrian Development (LTED).
Whether you are a student looking for lessons or a current equestrian coach interested in obtaining credentials, there are many benefits to the EC/NCCP Coaching Program.
The EC Coaching Program verifies that a coach:
In addition to EC/NCCP Certification program, the following certification programs are recognized by Equestrian Canada as meeting appropriate standards for quality in equestrian coaching:
Any national equestrian coaching certifications not currently recognized can apply to EC for review and recognition by contacting [email protected]
For information about each of these certification/qualification programs: click here
Maintenance of certification is essential to:
Certification within the NCCP is valid for five (5) years beginning the next calendar year after the date of certification.
Maintenance of certification is based on active coaching and professional development. The following renewal requirements must be completed annually:
*If you hold an active EC Coach Status, these requirements are completed automatically.