Cheer Coaching Requirements in cooperation with Cheerleading Canada

One Time Requirement

  1. Basic coaching courses.
    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
  2. 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 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
    • Complete Concussion Management course available for to BCCA members for free  (
    • Choose English when prompted
    • In the second box regarding coupon code- click to expand it – Type in the coupon code: BCCHEER2018
    • Complete the rest of your details in “Billing Details” even though currently for BCCA members it is free.
    • Click the link “place order”

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