Club Personnel Requirements & Certifications


This page outlines all the certifications and requirements of Club Personnel including Coaches, Staff, Board Members, Officials, and Volunteers. These certifications & requirements must be adhered to:

Club Requirements:

  • ALL clubs must operate their programs under the direction of a certified coach or instructor.
  • Individuals employed by member clubs as a coach/instructor must be identified in the member database as a ‘coach’.
  • Clubs must pay WCB for their registered and paid coaches.
  • Motor Boat Drivers must have their PCOC Card. CKBC regularly purchases a number of coupons for this program. Feel free to contact CKBC. 

Board Members & Volunteers:

Officials Requirements:

  • All Officials must provide a Criminal Record Check (CRC) every five years for those 19 years and older. The CKBC online code is MDMAXBCRKS. Should you not meet the criteria for an online submission; print and mail your CRC.
  • CAC Safe Sport Training and/or Respect in Sport - Activity Leaders Training for level 2 and 3 risk levels, and the recommended completion of this training for level 1 risk levels.
  • Respective Officiating Level I, II, III courses. 
  • All coaches and instructors must provide a Criminal Record Check (CRC) every five years for those 19 years and older. The CKBC online code is MDMAXBCRKS. Should you not meet the criteria for an online submission; print and mail your CRC.

Coach and Instructor Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Checks
    • All coaches and instructors must provide a Criminal Record Check (CRC) every five years for those 19 years and older. The CKBC online code is MDMAXBCRKS. Should you not meet the criteria for an online submission; print and mail your CRC.
  • NCCP Certification
    • Coaches/instructors must be certified under the National Coaching Certification Program where programming is available.
  • Code of Conduct

Program Specific Requirements:

  • Club Head Coach
    • It is recommended that Head Coaches at member clubs have a minimum certification as an Competition Introduction (formerly: Entry Level Competitive Coach) or equivalent.
      • Head Coaches representing clubs at National Championships MUST have a minimum of Competition Introduction (Entry Level Competitive Coaching) Certification.
      • All war canoe captains must Comp Intro War Canoe Module Coach certified
      • Head Coaches representing BC at Canada Games must be at minimum Competitive Development (Comp. Dev) certified.
  • Club Coaches/Summer Camp Instructors 
    • Staff who are PAID and delivering summer camp progams at CKBC clubs must have completed: 
      • NCCP Community Initiation Coaching (CanoeKids) Course
      • Making Ethical Decisions evaluation
  • BC Games Coaches
    • Head Coaches must have completed (at mimimum):
      • Competition Introduction (Entry Level Competitive Coach) certification
      • Making Ethical Decisions evaluation.
    • Assistant Coaches must have completed (at minimum):
      • Coaching for Community Sport (CanoeKids) Course
      • Making Ethical Decisions evaluation.

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May. 23, 2022 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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