Maintenance of Certification

The Coaching Association of Canada and the PGA of Canada 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.


Do I need to maintain my certification?
Maintaining your certification is not required to maintain your PGA of Canada membership. However, it is required to maintain maintain your certification through the Coaching Association of Canada. Additionally, a certification may be a requirement for a desired teaching/coaching job position and is a requirement for select National Awards (see below).

We highly recommend all Certified Instructors and Coaches maintain their certification. 

Any coaches or instructors who have certification as part of a requirement (example: Canada Summer Games, National Junior Golf Development Centres etc.) or wish to be eligible for Teacher of the Year awards will all be required to meet the minimum requirement in order to maintain their certifications.
How do I maintain my certification?
In order for NCCP coaches to maintain their certified status, they will be required to obtain Professional Development (PD) points.

After gaining certification, coaches have 5 years to accumulate the required number of PD  points or their certified status will not be renewed


10 points 20 points 30 points
Instructor of Beginner Golfers Instructor of Intermediate Golfers

Instructor of Advanced Golfers

Coach of New Competitors
Coach of Developing Competitors


How can I get PD points?
PGA of Canada Golf Canada Coaching Association of Canada
National Conference
Tee Talks Live
Webinars Multi Sport Modules, Self Reporting, Active Coaching
Zone Education, Summits, Seminars and Webinars Provincial Association Sessions, Webinars Multi-Sport Modules


How can I track my PD points?

All of your PD points are tracked on The Coaching Association of Canada database, "The Locker"

Click here to check your current certifications and their status

If you do not know your NCCP # or the email you used to log-in, e-mail for help.