Become a Coach

Steps to becoming a coach: 

  1. Create a profile with us in the RCA Web Registration System
  2. Register with Coaching Association of Canada The Locker
  3. Complete the Every Coach Certified requirements Every Coach Certified
  Criminal Record Checks 

 RCA has partnered with Sterling Backcheck to ensure quick CRC turnaround at a reasonable cost of $25 + tax, saving time and money for administration and coaches.


All coaches are required to complete two eLearning Modules in the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) Locker.

All eLearning modules need to be completed only once. NOW AVAILABLE


  1. NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport. Developed by the CAC, Coach Initiation in Sport is an online NCCP module developed to introduce new or experienced coaches to the foundational skills in coaching, such as: long-term athlete development, ethics, coaching motivation, and athlete safety and wellness. The Coach Initiation in Sport module will also introduce coaches to the NCCP, a valuable tool for preparing for a coach’s first in-person NCCP workshop.
  2. RCA Rowing Essentials. Developed by RCA, Rowing Essentials equips coaches to provide a positive and safe experience for all. This course will introduce you to the RCA Athlete Development Pathway preparing coaches to identify the athlete development stages and be a framework for developing programming. Rowing Essentials will inform coaches on the RCA Safety Guidelines, RCA Safety Video, and prepare coaches to identify strategies and implement plans to minimize rowing safety risks.


Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Module. Developed by the CAC, MED training is a cornerstone of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and leaves coaches with no doubt as to what to do when the going gets tough.

By successfully completing the MED training, coaches will be fully equipped to handle ethical situations with confidence and surety. MED training helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport. Coaches can access the MED training through their Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives.  Coaches have the option to complete the training by taking an in-person workshop, online delivery or a home study program.

Rowing PEI greatly appreciates the support of the Legacy Trust Fund and the PEI Department of Health and Wellness, Sport Division in growing our coaching and officiating capacity.