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How To Keep Your Provincial B License Up To Date

By OSA News, 01/09/17, 9:15PM EST


The Ontario Soccer Association has implemented a Coaching Professional Development Point Program (CPDPP), which will track the continual development of coach education for all of our soccer coaches across the province.

This point system will focus specifically on coaches who currently possess a Provincial B Licence Certification. As a reminder, all B-Licenses prior to January 2011 are invalid unless previously re-certified.

Certification holders must acquire a total of 18 points over the five year duration of the licence in order to obtain re-certification.

The upcoming Ontario Soccer Summit and National Soccer Coaching Conference, as well as a number of other events, offers an opportunity to add to a coach's point total.

Course Title PD Points
B License Recertification Day (Including Post-Work) Re-certified
TD Diploma Course 18
Goalkeeping Diploma 7
Soccer Fitness Trainer 7
CAO Annual Coaches Conference 1/2 point per hour of attendance
Ontario Soccer Summit - 1 day attendance 3.5
Ontario Soccer Summit - Full attendance 10.5
Ontario LF Training 7
Ontario Game Leader 2017-01-02
NSCC Conference Up to 8
NCCP LF Training 3.5
CIS 1-day workshops 3.5
USSF Course Contact for information
UEFA Course Contact for information
NSCAA Course Contact for information

Coaches can download and print cards from the OSA website or pick one up from the registration desk or from attending OSA Staff.

The card must be completed fully with the coach’s information and session details, stamped before every session and after every session to ensure full attendance.

The card will not be stamped for late arrivals or early exits from sessions.

Program Notes 
Coaches will be notified upon registration and also on the Ontario soccer website and course registration that this will be a Coach Development Points Program “CPDPP” Course. This will have a logo and acronym attached to the event so coaches can identify the opportunity to collect points. 

Each event will be marketed with the points provided to the coaches once the course/event has been completed. These points will be signed off by a Staff Member and/or an assigned LF/MLF on-site to ensure the coaches receive their points.  

The Caoching Development Department will manage a database tracking coach activity years and B Licence expirations. The collection of points will also be added to this database.

CPDPP courses/events will then be planned using information from this database. Coaches will also be given a two-part paper that will be signed off twice by the LF/MLF assigned to the CDP course. One copy will go to the Coaching Development Department and the other will go to the coach. This process will be similar to the Pre B and B Licence 3-part assessment form. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Coaching Development office at (905) 264-9390 (X243)