4 days (residential) 4-days straight with 100% attendance required. Hotels and all meals are provided for the attendees.
The course has a series of in-class and on-field practical sessions. It is mandatory that coaches are physically able to participate in all on-field sessions throughout the entire course. Coaches will be required to complete two (2) B Licence Assessments.
The two assessments will be completed in two months post the B Licence course. The candidates will be provided Performance Centre location dates and candidates will be required to schedule their post course assessments. There will be no cost to the coaches for post course assessments.
Course Application Requirements:
Coaches must present their successful Pre B Assessment / C License Certification plus a letter of recommendation to the OSA in their application in addition to their proof of Respect in Soccer, Make Ethical Decisions and Making Head Way in Soccer Concussion E-Learning Module.
How to Apply:
Coaches create an account on CoachCentre if they do not already have an existing account. Applications will only be accepted via E2E Coach Centre. CoachCentre will send an automated email to the coach stating that the application has been submitted.
Acceptance into the Course:
The OSA will review the application to ensure that the coach meets the course requirements. Once the coach is accepted, they will be sent an automated email from CoachCentre stating that they have been accepted. In order to complete registration the coach must then select which course they wish to attend. Coaches are required to make a payment for the course and also complete the Laws of the Game exam which is located on their CoachCentre profile. Please note if a payment is not made within 24 hrs, the system will remove the candidate from the class list and the candidate would then run the risk of losing their spot on the course.
Will be determined by the OSA and advertised on CoachCentre.
Coaches will be mailed their B Licence Certificate if they have successfully passed their assessments.
Updates To Pre-B And Provincial B Coaching Licences
The Ontario Soccer Association, in conjunction with the Canadian Soccer Association, is improving the content of its course material at the A and B Licence levels. This is critical in ensuring that the most current and relevant information is provided to soccer coaches across Canada. It is therefore imperative that Ontario coaches keep informed and up-to-date on the changes made within the CSA's License system. To ensure that we maintain standards and align with National direction, the Ontario Soccer Association, in conjunction with the CSA, has introduced a 5-year expiry date for both the Provincial B Licence and the Pre B Assessment course.
Therefore, as of January 2014:
- Coaches who obtained their Provincial B Licence (either through course or by equivalency) prior to Jan 1st, 2010 will update with a Provincial B re-certification course. (Unless they have obtained higher OSA recognised certification since that date). Coaches will have until July 2015 to attend a Provincial B refresher course.
- Coaches who obtained a Pre B Assessment pass before January 1, 2009 are now encouraged to retake the C Licence Course in full. (Unless they have obtained higher OSA recognised certification since that date).
If you currently hold a Provincial B Licence Certification that is more than five years old as of January 1st, 2014, (obtained prior to January 1st,2010 ) then your certification has expired and you will be required to attend an Ontario Soccer Association B Licence Re-Certification course.
The Re-Certification course will consist of an online Laws of the Game exam, combined with a one-day in-person course. 80% is the pass rate. There are unlimited attempts allowed. The in-class course will take place at the B Licence Course location(s). There will be two Provincial B Licence Courses held across Ontario in 2017.
The cost for re-certification is $75. To register for a B Licence Re-Certification course, please go to:
Please be advised, to register for this course, you will be required to submit the following:
- Your B Licence Certificate
- Proof of RIS
- Proof of Making Headway - Soccer Concussion E-Learning Module