Cheer Coaching Requirements in cooperation with Cheerleading Canada

One Time Requirement

  1. Basic coaching course. One of the three options are required.
    • Fundamentals of Coaching
      • This is aimed at scholastic coaches and available for $35usd (
  2. OR NCCP Planning a Practice and Making Ethical Decisions (in person or online $130)
    • Register for the courses: or find a course hosted in BC:
    • Note if you are Level 1 NCCP certified in any sport please submit your NCCP number for verification
  3. OR submit a coaching CV with a short statement on what other training you have completed to fulfill this requirement.
    • As of June 2017 option C will not be available and all coaches MUST have 1a OR 1b.
  4. Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders
    • Online course $30


REQUIREMENT to be completed every THREE YEARS

  1. Cheer specific level credentialing. One of the two options are required.
    • Valid (non-expired) IASF/USASF certification
    • OR ICU certification
  2. Valid Emergency First Aid & CPR training
    • It is recommended one person in the gym holds standard first aid or higher
  3. Criminal record check
    • You may submit your local criminal record check to your gym owner
    • OR complete your background check online through (
      • Results are typically available in one business day and identify verification can be done online or at your local Canada Post location.
  4. Concussion training (below) OR NCCP Making Head Way
    • Complete Concussion Management course available for to BCCA members for free in 2016-2017 (
    • Please use promo code: bccheer2016 when prompted


This is for all coaches: recreation, scholastic, collegiate and all star. All coaches must be 16 years of age or older.

For questions on requirements, please emailĀ