Cheer Coaching Requirements in cooperation with Cheerleading Canada


  1. Basic coaching courses through NCCP: (make an account to access the following courses)

2. Respect In Sport For Activity Leaders (online, $30)

REQUIREMENTS to be completed every THREE YEARS:

  1. Cheer specific level credentialing. One of the two options are required.
    • Valid BCCA Certification
    • 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 (online through your NCCP Locker Account, see above)

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 email