What are the requirements to obtain a Licensed Coach Status?

A Licensed Coach must meet the following requirements:

Must be minimum age of majority in your province/territory.

Must hold a valid EC Sport Licence.

Must hold a valid PTSO Membership (if a Canadian resident).

Must have validated and recognized expertise through any of the following:

Coaching Certification;
Recognized formal training;
Post-secondary education in equine; or,
15+ years of coaching experience.
Must complete the following mandatory Safe Sport training:

EC’s Fostering Healthy Equestrian Environments e-learning module in the ECampus*;
EC’s Concussion Awareness e-learning module in the ECampus*; and,
Valid Standard First Aid (Level C) Certificate at the standard or higher level of certification.
Provide a valid Certificate of Insurance confirming minimum coverage of $2,000,000 Commercial General Liability and $100,000 Professional Liability.

Screened by EC, meeting Level 3 screening requirements as outlined in EC’s Screening Policy, which includes the following:

Application Form;
Screening Disclosure Form;
Participation in training, orientation and monitoring;
ePIC criminal record check;
Two (2) letters of reference;
Driver’s abstract (if requested); and,
Vulnerable Sector Search (VSC).
Declaration of good character as outlined in EC’s Screening Policy;

Formal acknowledgement of EC Code of Conduct and Ethics through completing EC Fostering Healthy Equestrian Environments.

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