FOREIGN COACHING QUALIFICATIONS
Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
The Concacaf Coaching Convention grants individuals who have successfully completed coaching courses via another FIFA Member Association the right to have their qualifications assessed for recognition.
In these instances, assessments are conducted on an individual basis and only a Recognition of Qualification can be awarded using the prescribed template. A Concacaf coaching licence cannot be acquired as equivalency for a coaching licence granted by another FIFA Confederation (for example, one cannot receive a Concacaf A Licence as an equivalent for a UEFA A Licence).
However, a Recognition of Qualification for your foreign qualification will grant you permission to coach in any environment that requires an equivalent Canada Soccer Licence. To receive a Recognition of Qualification for your foreign qualification, the following is required:
· A copy of your foreign qualification, which will be verified with the awarding FIFA Member Association
· A recent criminal record check from your home country (if applicable)
· A recent Canadian criminal record check and vulnerable sector screen
· Proof of a Canadian work permit, permanent residency, or Canadian citizenship
· Completion of the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program
· Submission of your National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) number and the completion of the following online NCCP courses:
o Make Ethical Decisions (including the Online Evaluation)
o Emergency Action Plan
o Making Head Way
o Understanding the Rule of Two
· Payment of the Recognition of Qualification fee ($300).
Recognition of Qualification is valid for the duration of the validity of your foreign qualification (up to a maximum of three (3) years) and cannot be renewed. To continue coaching in Canada beyond the expiry of your Recognition of Qualification, you have the following options:
· Continue your coaching education by applying to enter the Canada Soccer Coach Education Pathway at the appropriate level (i.e., Recognition of Qualification at the B Licence level permits application to the Canada Soccer A Licence)
· Successfully complete the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process (outlined below).
Once the fee has been paid and the documents above have been submitted to Sarah Ouellette at [email protected], your application for recognition will be processed and a decision will be made within thirty (30) days.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
§ Playing, Coaching, and/or Educational Résumé
§ NCCP Transcript
§ A recent Canadian criminal record check and vulnerable sector screen
§ A recent criminal record check from your home country (if applicable)
§ Philosophy of Player and Coach Development