Once you have made the commitment to coaching and are registered with a ROWONTARIO Member Club in the “Coach” role, you will have access to resources and support from the ROWONTARIO office along your pathway, including:

  • ROWONTARIO staff support in navigating your coach pathway. Registered coaches may phone the office at 416-759-8405 or email  Andrea Miller (Sport Development Manager) will be happy to assist with your coach development!
  • NCCP Locker to track your training and certification with the National Coaching Certification Program. Register today to receive your NCCP # or log-in to ensure your profile is up to date!
  • RCA Coach Education Database to create your personal coaching portfolio and access all rowing NCCP course material. You will be automatically registered upon registration in WRS; check your email for an invitation link!

As outlined in the ROWONTARIO Coach Certification Policy, by April 1st, 2019 OR the first day of coaching (if after April 1st, 2019), all coaches are expected to complete the following components prior to coaching:

Active "Coach" role registration with a ROWONTARIO Member Club.AnnualRowing Canada Web Registration System
Safety TrainingAnnualAdministered and tracked by Club

Verification Report to ROWONTARIO as requested
Pleasure Craft Operators Card* and any other related certification locally required.

*If supervising participants on-the-water and operating a pleasure craft.
Initial Certification OnlyUpload to Coach Education Database
NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport online moduleInitial Certification OnlyAutomatically tracked in the NCCP Locker
Enhanced Police Information Check or Vulnerable Sector Screening*

*Minimally, a VSS is required if supervising participants under the age of 18.
Minimum initial report; ongoing annual declarationsTracked by Club

Verification Report to ROWONTARIO as requested
Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

Every 3 yearsUpload to RCA Coach Education Database or sync to NCCP Locker using NCCP#
Standard First Aid & CPR-C CertificationEvery 3 yearsUpload to RCA Coach Education Database