Certifications

   
TEAM POSITION DESCRIPTIONS & REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS

Important Note: Any team staff that does not have their required certification completed by December 1, 2021 will be automatically suspended by Hockey Nova Scotia

Every Coach, Manager and volunteer who is in contact with a team must have a Hockey Canada Account
 
 
If you are having trouble, refer to the how-to guides below:

How to Create Your New HCR 3.0 Account (new in 2021)

How to Link Your Qualifications to Your New HCR 3.0 Account (new in 2021)
 

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?
Criminal Records Check including Vulnerable Sector Check (CRC/VSC):
CHBA is hosting a CRC night this year on Wednesday Oct. 27th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Cole Harbour Place in the Hockey office(Downstairs next to the Sidney Crosby mural).If unable to attend the CRC Night, The volunteer can go to the Cole Harbour RCMP detachment with a letter from the CHBA Risk Manager CRC Volunteer Letter (click to download)   - to have the check completed. The volunteer will be responsible for the cost.*Once you have your completed CRC/VRC, please email a copy to riskmanagement@chbawings
 
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, 2021.
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.