Transfer of Levels

Have new items appeared in your Locker transcript?

Your current National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) qualifications in the Coaching Association of Canada’s NCCP database, “The Locker” have been updated. NCCP programming for Football no longer includes Level 1, 2, or 3 and now reflects education for the level of athlete you are coaching. For Football, these programs are called Community Novice Coach, Competition Introduction (Position Coach), Competition Introduction Advanced (Coordinator), and Competition Introduction Master (Head Coach), and Competition Development Coach. If you are a coach with Level 1, 2, or 3 Theory, Technical, or Practical components, you’ll now notice that you have been given credit for the equivalent program provided by Football Canada. These have been identified as “Transferred” in your Locket transcript.

You are being awarded this equivalency so that the NCCP coaching partnership can better serve you and provide you with information and opportunities that are relevant to today’s coaching demands and coaching environment.

Maintaining your coaching status

In order to maintain this new status, all coaches whose Levels-NCCP qualifications have been transferred to the new NCCP must complete Make Ethical Decisions (MED) within five years of the transfer taking effect. As such:

1. Coaches who are granted “Trained Transferred” status must complete, as a minimum, training in MED; or
2. Coaches who are granted “Certified Transferred” status must complete the MED online evaluation.

If you fail to complete the above MED requirement within five years, it will result in a “non-renewed” status on your Locker transcript, and you will need to contact Football Canada to determine your next steps to renew your certification.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have already taken MED, you are not required to take it again.

In addition, recent changes in the NCCP include an emphasis on coaching ethics and recognizing professional development and ongoing training as essential for coaches. As a result of the transition to the new NCCP, all coaches with a CERTIFIED status will be subject to Maintenance of Certification. In order for NCCP coaches to maintain their status, they will be required to obtain professional development (PD) points. For your sport, all NCCP programs require certified coaches to complete PD on a 5 year cycle of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2022. Any PD points acquired between March 30, 2017 and January 1, 2018 will count in the 2018-2022 cycle.

Please visit the CAC’s Maintenance of Certification page, to find more information on professional development opportunities and points.

Should you have any further questions after having consulted the resource page, you may contact Football Manitoba, your national sport organization or the CAC’s Coach and Partner Services team at 613-235-5000 or

Thank you for investing your time, energy, and passion into the National Coaching Certification Program!