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Certifications

   
TEAM POSITION DESCRIPTIONS & REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS

Important Note: Any team staff that does not have their required certification completed by December 1 will be automatically suspended by Hockey Nova Scotia. This means that you cannot be on the ice or fulfill your duties until all certifications are completed.

 

Coach / Assistant Coach

A volunteer who is certified to instruct players on the ice for practice and bench during games.
 
U5/U7/U9 and All C (recreational) levels:
  1. Intro/Community Coach Program
  2. Respect in Sport Coach or equivalent
  3. Criminal Records Check which must include the vulnerable sector check - RCMP
  4. Hockey Canada Safety Program (valid for 3 years) – at least 1 bench staff must have a valid safety certification at all times. This is for games and practices
  5. ***NEW as of 2020*** - All team staff require HU Planning a Safe Return to Hockey
U11 B, U13 B, U15 B, U18 B levels:
  1. NCCP Development Level 1 or equivalent
  2. Respect in Sport – Coach
  3. Criminal Records Check which must include the vulnerable sector check - RCMP
  4. Hockey Canada Safety Program (valid for 3 years) – at least 1 bench staff must have a valid safety certification at all times. This is for games and practices
  5. ***NEW as of 2020*** - All team staff require HU Planning a Safe Return to Hockey
All other Rep Levels:
  1. NCCP Development Level 1 or equivalent
  2. Respect in Sport – Coach
  3. Criminal Records Check  which must include the vulnerable sector check - RCMP
  4. Hockey Canada Safety Program (valid for 3 years) – All bench staff must have a valid safety certification at all times. This is for games and practices
  5. ***NEW as of 2020*** - All team staff require HU Planning a Safe Return to Hockey
Manager
A volunteer not permitted to provide instruction on ice or on the bench.
  1. Respect in Sport - Coach
  2. Criminal Records Check which must include the vulnerable sector check - RCMP
  3. HU Planning a Safe Return to Hockey Course
Trainer
A volunteer who is not permitted on the ice during practices other than to tend to an injured playe but can provide bench support during games. Teams may list more than one trainer although only one is permitted on the bench in any game.
  1. Respect in Sport - Coach
  2. Criminal Records Check which must include the vulnerable sector check- RCMP
  3. HU Planning a Safe Return to Hockey Course

Safety Rep

  1. Criminal Records Check which must include the vulnerable sector check- RCMP
  2. HU Planning a Safe Return to Hockey Course
HOW DO I GET CERTIFIED?
2022-2023 Season Criminal Records Check including Vulnerable Sector Check (CRC/VSC):
 
Please note:
1) The Association will not be hosting a CRC/VSC night in the 2022-23 season
2) The CRC/VSC is valid for 3 years and will expire in August.  If you are unsure when your CRC/VSC expires, please contact riskmanagement@chbawings.org or check your Hockey Canada account.  
3) You will not be reimbursed if you renew your CRC/VSC before you need to
4) You must have your CRC/VSC completed, including fingerprints if required by no later than December 1 - no exceptions.  This is a Hockey Nova Scotia regulation
5) TREASURERS DO NOT REQUIRE A CRC/VSC and will not be reimbursed for completing a CRC/VSC
6) failure to declare a previous conviction, no matter how long ago, will delay your CRC/VSC 
 
For the 2022-23 Season, volunteers have 2 options for completing the CRC/VSC:
 
1) Backcheck through the Halifax Regional Police Please select the Vulnerable Sector Check option ONLY.  You will not be reimbursed if you select the wrong option.   You must complete all steps required - including entering the code received from the Halifax Regional Police to ensure that your Backcheck letter is fully completed.  Avoid delays or rejection of your CRC/VSC by following all the instructions.  If you typically require fingerprints to complete your CRC/VSC or if you need to declare a previous conviction, please do not use this option.  The volunteer is responsible for the cost.  Once you have completed your CRC/VSC, please email a copy to riskmanagement@chbawings.org by December 1.
 
 
 
2) Complete the CRC/VSC through the RCMP's Cole Harbour Detachment  Please print the letter from the Risk Manager CRC and VSC Volunteer Letter 2022-2023    - to have the check completed. The volunteer will be responsible for the cost.  Once you have completed your CRC/VSC, please email a copy to riskmanagement@chbawings.org by December 1.   Please use this option if more convenient for you or if you typically require fingerprints to complete your CRC/VSC or if you need to declare a previous conviction.
 
 
 
Respect in Sport Coach:
This has replaced the Speak Out course. Either course is accepted by Hockey Nova Scotia. There is a cost for this course. The Volunteer should provide a receipt to the team for reimbursement. 
U5 & U7 Levels only, reimbursement will be provided by our treasurer. Please submit the receipt with an email for reimbursement.
https://hns.respectgroupinc.com/

Respect in Sport Parents Program:
As of the 2015-2016 season, every player new to hockey, regardless of the playing level must have one parent complete the Respect in Sport Parent Program.   More information regarding this program can be found under the Respect in Sport tab on the main menu.
https://hnsparent.respectgroupinc.com/

COACHING COURSES
To register for any of these courses, you must first be rostered with a Cole Harbour team. 

Intro/Community Coach:
This course has two components. The first is completed online. Once completed, it will allow the volunteer to register for a one-day clinic. CHBA is invoiced directly. For no shows the team will be billed for this charge  https://register.hockeycanada.ca/clinics. This course does not expire.

NCCP Development 1:
This is a two-day clinic. The Volunteer must register on-line.  Billing is direct to CHBA and no-show charges will be billed back to the team. https://register.hockeycanada.ca/clinics. This course does not expire.

Hockey Canada Safety Program:
The HU-Safety program is now on-line.  It has a three-season expiration date. In addition to completing this course, a volunteer can submit a valid first aid certificate to HNS which they will permit a five-year expiration date. This is billed directly to CHBA. https://register.hockeycanada.ca/clinics.

HU Planning a Safe Retrun to Hockey - ***New as of 2020***:
Hu Safe Return to Hockey is completed online.  It is an e-learning module and is availabe via Hockey Canada https://register.hockeycanada.ca/clinics .
 
CERTIFICATION DEADLINES
As per Hockey Nova Scotia guidelines, all Bench staff must have relevant certifications in place by December 1.
Failure to comply with the December 1 deadline will result in suspension of participation as a volunteer with any team until all certifications are in place.