Maintenance of Certification 

Beginning on January 1st, 2014, Volleyball Canada will comply with the Coaches Association of Canada’s (CAC) NCCP Professional Development policy and procedures.  Coaches will now receive credit within the Locker database for approved professional development experiences.  In order to maintain certification coaches will need to accrue a specific amount of points over a period of 5 years.  Please review the CAC's FAQ for all the details.

For a summary of how professional development points will be allotted, please see below.


Activity Category




Active coaching

1 point/year for every season coached

1 point/year for learning facilitator or evaluator activity

To a maximum of 5 points within 5 years

NCCP activity

5 points/module

No maximum or minimum

Non-NCCP activity*

3 points for ~3 hours activity

Maximum of 3 hours for 1 multiple day clinic/symposium

Coach self-directed activity*

3 points for the valid certification period

Maximum of 3 points for certification renewal period

Re-evaluation in context

100% of the points required for PD credit in the context

No other PD is required if coach chooses re-evaluation


NCCP activity

5 points/module

No maximum or minimum

Non-NCCP activity

1 point/hour of activity up to 3 points maximum

To a maximum of 50% of required PD credit for the context in a certification renewal period

*For Non-NCCP activities, and coach self-directed activities, coaches must get approval from Volleyball Canada (PTA’s may be given authority to approve) to confirm that credit can be claimed.  Procedures for submission of PD points is currently being finalized.