The National Coaching Certification Program

The National Coaching Certification Program

Launched in 1974, the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is the CAC’s flagship program, and has been identified as a world leader in coach education. It is currently the largest adult continuing education program in Canada. The NCCP gives coaches the confidence to succeed and is designed & delivered in partnership with the government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, and national/provincial/territorial sport organizations.


Instruction Beginner Certification

This workshop is tailored for coaches of athletes who wish to equip themselves with fundamental of weightlifting coaching knowledge. The workshop focuses on planning, safety, basic teaching and learning theory, as well as preparing coaches to analyze weightlifting skills.

Instruction Beginner Coach Pathway

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Competition Introduction Certification

Intended for coaches who want to enhance their repertoire of weightlifting skills and possibly enter their athletes into competition, this weekend workshop is a good introduction to the competitive environment of the sport. Coaches will learn in-depth planning, supporting and improving athlete competition skills, and a detailed overview of the rules governing weightlifting competitive settings.

Competition Introduction Coach Pathway

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Competition Development Certification

For senior level coaches working with Provincial and National Team athletes, this mix of multisport and weightlifting specific modules will provide well-rounded training for developing competitive athletes. Participants will learn to manage a competitive sport program, effectively deal with sport psychology and ethical issues, as well as learn to analyze and evaluate skill and performance.

Competition Development Coach Pathway

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Coach Developer

Interested in training coaches to become experts in coaching?  Become a Coach Developer!  See information on Coach Developer Training and contact your Provincial Sport Organization to submit your application.

Coach Developer Training

NCCP Information

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) provides standardized, inclusive, and safe sport education to coaches and coach developers across 65 sports. The CAC manages and delivers NCCP training through its partner network of 65 National Sport Organizations and Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations. https://coach.ca/national-coaching-certification-program

Here you will find information offered by the CAC on the NCCP that may assist you in your journey as a weightlifting coach.

Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)

NCCP Workshop Calendar

Core Training Calendar

NCCP Make Ethical Decisions

NCCP Coaching Athletes With a Disability