Coaching FAQ

Coaching FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are coaching modules available?

    Modules are most often available from February to May (Spring Cohort) and September to November (Autumn Cohort). To learn about requesting a private event, continue reading this FAQ page.

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  • How do I register for a module?

    Visit Cycling BC’s coach management system @ and choose a role.

    Once registered, track your progress on your profile @ or jump to our event registration @

    Modules are hosted in a variety of locations but our management system is designed to streamline your experience. Modules are hosted on the following platforms:

  • Which organizations facilitates the modules?

    Cycling BC delivers modules for the NCCP Community and Competition-Intro (Comp-Intro/Club) contexts. Modules delivered by Cycling BC can be found on the Cycling BC events calendar.

    Cycling Canada, viaSport BC, and the Coaching Association of Canada are responsible for delivering modules in the NCCP Competition-Development (Comp-Dev/Performance) context. Please visit the following websites to view their offerings.

    Modules, evaluations, and observations are conducted by NCCP Coach Developers designated by Cycling Canada and Cycling BC.

  • Can I request a module that is not currently being offered?

    Registered Cycling BC clubs, teams, and affiliated businesses may request a privately scheduled NCCP coach or Ride Leader training module. To schedule an event, we require a minimum fee of $1000 (or 10 participants) and require at least 30 days’ notice (90 days preferred).

    To request a date, please contact the Cycling BC NCCP Liaison at

  • What is the minimum age to start coaching?

    14+ years old:

    • Can attend Community Theory, Basic Skills, and HopOn eLearning/Orientation and achieve the ORANGE certificate.
    • Can attend the HopOn Leadership Program
    • Help as an assistant at a registered HopOn After-School Program (U11)

    15+ years old:

    • Can attend Club Theory A, Club Skills, PMBIA Level 1 and pursue the YELLOW certificate.
    • May apply to participate in Club Theory B (in special circumstances).

    16+ years old:

    • Can attend Club Theory B and pursue the GREEN certificate.
    • Can attend Multi-Sport modules through viaSport, including Making Ethical Decisions
    • Can apply to create their own HopOn After-School program (U11) in the neighbourhood. Requires at least 2 fully certified HopOn Instructors (+16yr) and an adult liaison on the grant application.
    • Can volunteer/work at HopOn summer/weekend programs (ORANGE) or a youth club (YELLOW) based on leadership training.

    18+ years old:

    • Can work as an HopOn In-School assistant instructor.

    19+ years old:

    • Can lead their own HopOn After-School Program.
    • Can work as an HopOn In-School Head Instructor (in special circumstances, as we prefer +21 years old).
    • Can apply to the Performance Theory module and pursue the BLUE certificate.
  • What is my NCCP number?

    All coaches are assigned an NCCP number through the Coaching Association of Canada’s LOCKER system. Please ensure that you know your NCCP number before registering for a module. You can create an account here.

    Having trouble? View our quick-start guide

  • Where can I find a coach?

    Cycling BC’s certified coach database highlights active Cycling BC members that have achieved NCCP TRAINED or CERTIFIED status and have submitted a criminal record check.

  • Who can I talk to about coaching modules?

    Cycling BC’s Head of Coach Development can help you with any additional questions you have about coaching. Please Schedule A Call or send an e-mail to