Coaches who complete the process will become Certified Competition Coach. The coaches will be able to prepare a team to compete in regional and provincial competitions. They will be proficient at planning and executing safe and efficient practices.


This process is divided into 5 steps:


Topics covered in a Competition Coach workshop:

  • Teaching & Learning Strategies
  • Strategy & Tactics
  • Delivery and Brushing Skills
  • Skill Analysis
  • Practice Planning, including Safety and EAP (Emergency Action Plan)
  • Drills to Correct

Duration of workshop: two consecutive days for a total of 15 hours

Cost: $235 + taxes = $270.19

Note : the workshop must be paid BEFORE it occurs. If not, 25$ per participant will be added to the registration fees that have to be paid within 30 days after the workshop for it to be recognized and approved by Curling Québec.


The course is offered on demand in any region of Quebec, according to our trainer’s availabilities and as long as we can have access to an ice sheet two consecutive afternoons.

Consult our calendar to see the next scheduled courses

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Successful “Make Ethical Decisions” Evaluation

Information from Coach Canada about this module. Update since May 1st, 2017.

Coaches must successfully complete the “Make Ethical Decisions” (MED) module of the course online in order to receive their certification in any NCCP program. This section is offered by Sports Quebec.

There are two ways to complete this step:

1. Following the workshop and make the online evaluation:

Take the MED course offered by Sports Quebec (see the calendar here: ). The MED module belongs to ‘Partie A’ (the MDE is on the second day of that Partie A workshop). Click on the calendar and subcribe online.
Then complete the evaluation online by clicking on the following link , log in to the Locker using your NCCP # and password, then select “Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation – Competition – Introduction” from the column on the left-hand side of the page.
There is no cost for this as it is included in the cost of the workshop
A coach can attempt the exam as many times as required in order to successfully pass the evaluation.
Duration of workshop: 3.5 hours
Cost: $75 (tax included) for MED workshop and online evaluation

2. Make the online evaluation without following the workshop:
Take the test at the following link log in to the Locker using your NCCP # and password, then select “Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation – Competition – Introduction” from the column on the left-hand side of the page.
Without the MED training, coaches are given two chances to pass the exam with a mark of 75% or higher, after which if they have not been successful they must register for the MED course.
Cost for online evaluation: $85 (tax included)

Certification Step 1: Preparing a Practice Plan

At the beginning of this step, Curling Quebec will match each coach with an evaluator that will follow him/her throughout the process of certification.

After completing the course and the MED module, the competition coach must create a practice plan (in writing) which will be sent to the examiner at least two weeks prior to the final evaluation. Some examples of practice plans are available on request. The evaluator will either accept the practice plan as is, or they will propose some corrections.

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Certification Step 2: Successfully Completing an On-Ice Evaluation

The on-ice evaluation allows the evaluator to see coaches evolve on the curling ice with their team. Curling Quebec will coordinate all visits.
Duration of evaluation: approximately 3 hours
Cost: $180 + tax = $206.96 (Curling Canada’s certification fees included)

Certification Step 3: Approvals

Once the process is complete and the examiner has approved the coach’s certification, Curling Quebec must approve it and then send it to be approved by Curling Canada and the Canadian Coaches Federation. Once each party has approved the certification it will appear on the coach’s NCCP profile. The approval process can take a few days.

Maintenance of certification – Professional Development (PD)

The Coaching Association of Canada and its partners recognize the value of having certified NCCP coaches that are engaged in Professional Development programs which reinforce the values of Lifelong Learning and sharing amongst the coaching community.

In order for NCCP coaches to maintain their certified status, they will be required to obtain Professional Development (PD) points. PD points can be earned through a multitude of activities that coaches already participate in, including: national and provincial sport organization conferences and workshops, eLearning modules, NCCP workshops, coach mentorship programs, and active coaching. In most cases coaches are already earning their required PD points — Maintenance of Certification Status is simply the introduction of tracking these points and recognizing coaches for their efforts.

Competition coaches have to accumulate 20 points during the 5 years period starting January following the date of certification in order to keep it. Here is an example of a profile in The Locker: