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 accreditation @ 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 accreditation 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?

    Affiliated Cycling BC clubs, teams, and supporting businesses may request a privately scheduled NCCP module by contacting

    We usually charge a flat fee of $1250 for a private booking (max. 12 participants) however, travel expenses may be supplemental.

  • What is the minimum age to start coaching?

    14+ years old:

    • Pursue the ORANGE certificate and earn either Community Coach ‘Trained’ Status [CCT] or HopOn Instructor status.
    • Assist at a HopOn after-school program under the supervision of an adult.
    • Assist at a registered youth club under the supervision of an adult

    15+ years old:

    • Start and complete the YELLOW certificate and earn Club-Assistant Status [CCT].
    • Assist at a registered HopOn after-school or community program under the supervision of an adult.
    • Assist at a registered youth club under the supervision of an adult and practice teaching intermediate skills in a specific cycling sport.
    • In special cases, you can apply for participation in the GREEN pathway.

    16+ years old:

    • Complete the ORANGE certificate and either:
      • Lead a HopOn after-school or community program under the supervision of an adult, or in partnership with another 16+ HopOn instructor (adult liaison required on application). Learn more here.
      • Work with the HopOn summer camps.
    • Complete the YELLOW certificate and build towards teaching club-level practices.
    • Start the GREEN certificate and work towards Club-Certified status [ICC].

    18+ years old:

    • Work as a HopOn In-School / Summer Camp assistant instructor.

    19+ years old:

    • Lead your own HopOn After-School Program.
    • Work as a HopOn In-School / Summer Camp Head Instructor.
    • Pursue the BLUE certificate and work towards Performance Coach Status [PCC].
    • Pursue the MAROON certificate and help adult clubs as a Ride Leader.
    • Can pursue a BLACK certificate and help support the racing community as either a commissaire, caravan driver, soigneur, mechanic, team manager, etc.).

  • 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.

  • Where can I find a coach?

    You can visit either:

  • 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