The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
Karate Instructor Courses
Chief Instructor Requirements
The Chief Instructor is the instructor denoted as head instructor for the club. The NCCP requirements of the Chief Instructor are as follows:
- Dojo Instructor Certified
- Make Ethical Decisions Certified
- Electronic course materials = $150 + tax ($157.50)
- Non-Karate BC members* = additional $50 to the above prices
Evaluation Fee: $220
* Please note that non-Karate BC members are not permitted to become certified.
Prior to the course date, paid course attendees will receive a link to the course materials (manuals). These digital course materials can be viewed on any computer, tablet, or similar device which can be brought to the course. Please note that Karate BC no longer prints hard copies of the material, but course attendees are able to make copies themselves, if required.
I took an NCCP course – Does that mean I’m now a certified coach?
Not quite but you are on your way. Once you have taken a course you are now considered “trained”. To become “certified” you must take and pass the Make Ethical Decision online evaluation complete and submit the coach portfolio and be evaluated. Not sure if you are “in training”, “trained” or certified? Check out your profile on the Coaches Association of Canada online database “The Locker”
How do I get evaluated?
What is a NCCP #? Do I have one?
A National Coaching Certification Program, or NCCP # is the number assigned to you by the Coaching Association of Canada. It is your coach identification number. If you have taken any coaching course, in any discipline, then you have a NCCP #. CLICK HERE to find your NCCP#.
I’m not the Chief Instructor at my club, should I take an instructor’s course?
Yes. If you are currently instructing at any level at your club, or are interested in instructing you should take the Dojo Assistant course. Components of this course include modules focused on teaching and learning, emergency preparedness, ethical decision making and skill analysis.
If you are interested in coaching at karate competitions the Competition Coach course is the next step in your coach pathway. This course builds on the Dojo Instructor course by adding modules focused on supporting the competitive experience, performance analysis, and practice planning.
I have Certification in the old NCCP Levels system, do I have certification in the Stream-based NCCP system?
Yes. Your previous level of training will determine what your current stream-based training credit.
I have instructing credentials through my style association, does this count toward my NCCP?
No, it doesn’t, BUT any instructor who believes they already have the required skills for certification can challenge the course and apply directly to be evaluated. The coach portfolio must still be completed and sent in to the evaluator in order to be evaluated.
We hope this information assists you in making the transition. Do not hesitate to contact the Karate BC Office if you have any questions.