The Coach Status Program does not replace the EC/NCCP Coaching Certification Program. The two are meant to work in tandem to confirm all instructors and coaches are properly screened and appropriately trained. Coach Statuses are the first step toward phased-in mandatory coach certification in the future, but certification will not be required to obtain a Coach Status in 2022.
A Coach Status verifies that coaches are insured, screened and trained in all necessary safety measures. A Status provides recognition as an active coach, whether you are certified or not.
Coach Certification is the formal credentialing process that includes training and formal evaluation through independent assessment of coaching competencies and ongoing professional development requirements.
EC offers NCCP certification and recognizes additional certification programs.