Step 1: Coaching Eligibility

Want to Become a Registered Wushu Coach?

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) empowers coaches and coach developers in Wushu to enhance their coaching skills, fostering confidence and competence in their practice. This, in turn,  leads to elevated athlete and participant performance across all levels, enabling coaches to thrive and achieve excellence in the sport. Learn the ins and outs of  becoming a high qualify and financially successful coach!

Step 2: Become a Coach Member

We pride ourselves in delivering the best education possible through our partnership with The Coaching Association of Canada.

Ready to Start Your Career as a Certified Coach?

Attain Coach Membership Via WushuCanada
Follow this link:

Step 1: Login
(First register if not a member)

Step 2: Attain Your Membership
(Follow steps on WushuCanada site)

Step 3: Congratulations, You’re a WushuCanada Coach Member!
(Upload to your future NCCP Transcripts to your WushuCanada Profile)

Step 3: Register with NCCP

Register to attain an NCCP# in order to begin taking courses to fulfill your certification requirements.

Ready to Take Your Courses?

Attain NCCP# Via
Follow this link: Coaching Association of Canada Login

Step 1: Login to your NCCP Locker
(First create an account if you do not have one)
Create a locker login Click Here

Step 2: Sign up for courses in one of three ways
– Go to your Provincial Coaching Representative to see what modules are available in your area.
– Ontario Course Calendar Click Here
– Quebec Course Calendar Click Here
– British Columbia Course Calendar Click Here
– Alberta Course Calendar Click Here

Step 3: Upon Course Module Completion, you are on your way to becoming certified!
(Upload to your future NCCP Transcripts to your WushuCanada Profile)

Step 4: Required Courses

Your WushuCanada certification process provides knowledge to empower members in becoming successful both competitively and financially through coaching wushu.
To attain certification you are required to complete specific NCCP Modules at each level.

The NCCP Wushu Pathway
(6 Levels of Certification)

Certification Level LTAD Coaching Stage REQUIRED MODULES
Level 1 Active Start (Children & Teens)/ Active for Life (Adults)
(2 courses req.)
Fundamental Movement Skills Make Ethical Decisions
Level 2 Fundamentals
(2 courses req.)
Design a Basic Sports Plan Planning a Practice
Level 3 Learn to Train
(4 courses req.)
Nutrition Basic Mental Skills Teaching and Learning Making Head Way
Level 4 Train to Train
(5 courses req.)
Resistance Training Managing Conflict Prevention and Recovery Leading Drug Free Sport Coaching and Leading Effectively
Level 5 Train to Compete
(5 courses req.)
Developing Athletics Abilities Psychology of Performance Performance Planning Advanced Practice Planning Manage a Sport Program
Level 6 Train to Win
(2 courses req.)
Advanced Coaching Diploma offered at CSI-O Safe Sport Training

NCCP Courses in Detail

Active Start (Children & Teens)/Active for Life (Adults) Requires 2 Courses to Completion 

Course #1. NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) workshop will prepare you to:

  • How to develop the ABCs of movement: Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed.
  • How to run a training session that is fun, safe and keeps children actively engaged.
  • How to communicate to this specific age group.

Course registration options:

The course is designed for in-person.
In-person delivery will resume as soon as possible.

Course #2. NCCP Make Ethical Decisions training, coaches will be able to:

  • Analyze a challenging situation and determine if it has moral, legal or ethical implications;
  • Apply the NCCP Ethical Decision-Making Model to properly respond to situations in a way that is consistent with the NCCP Code of Ethics;
  • Ensure the safety of all participants.

Course registration options:

Fundamentals Requires 2 Courses to Completion 

Course 1. NCCP Design a Basic Sport Program will prepare you to:

  • Develop a program structure based on opportunities for training and competition;
  • Establish indicators of athlete development in the program; and
  • Develop practice plans that reflect seasonal training priorities.

Course registration options:

Course 2. NCCP Planning a Practice learning activities will prepare you to:

  • Explain the importance of logistics in the development of a practice plan;
  • Establish an appropriate structure for a practice; and
  • Identify appropriate activities for each part of the practice.

Course registration options:

Learn to Train Requires 4 Courses to Completion

Course 1. NCCP Sport Nutrition module, coaches will be able to:

  • Explain the basic nutritional needs of an athlete;
  • Take appropriate measures to ensure that athletes stay hydrated during exercise;
  • Educate athletes on the use of nutritional supplements and sports drinks;
  • Encourage a positive body image in athletes;
  • Etc.

Course registration options:

Course 2. NCCP Basic Mental Skills (BMS) module gives you the ability to:

  • Recognize signs indicating that an athlete may need to improve his/her goal setting, focus, and anxiety control skills, and develop tools to help the athlete to make improvements in these areas; and
  • Run simple guided activities that help athletes improve basic mental skills.

Course registration options:

Course 3. NCCP Teaching and Learning (TL) module, you will be able to:

  • Assess your own beliefs regarding effective teaching;
  • Analyze certain coaching situations to determine if they promote learning;
  • Etc.

Course registration options:

Course 4. NCCP Making Head Way in Sport module, you will understand:

  • how to prevent concussions;
  • how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion;
  • what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion; and
  • how to ensure athletes return to play safely.

Course registration options:

Train to Train Requires 5 Courses to Completion

Course 1. NCCP Resistance Training module, you will be able to:

  • Use resistance exercises that are appropriate to your athletes’ stage(s) of development to develop strength;
  • Identify appropriate resistance training exercises, and sequences of exercises for developing strength; and
  • Help athletes correctly perform resistance training exercises and monitor their training programs.

Course registration options:

NCCP Resistance Training courses are updated frequently. Please wait for next availability if none are displayed.

Course 2. NCCP Managing Conflict (MC) module will allow you to:

  • Identify common sources of conflict in sport;
  • Take steps to prevent and resolve conflict resulting from misinformation, miscommunication or misunderstanding; and
  • Listen and speak for themselves in conflict situations to maintain positive and healthy relationships with athletes, parents, guardians, officials, other coaches and administrators

Course registration options:

NCCP Managing Conflict (MC) courses are updated frequently. Please wait for next availability if none are displayed.

Course 3. NCCP Prevention and Recovery (PRI) will allow you to:

  • Identify common injuries in your sport and develop appropriate prevention and recovery strategies to keep your athletes injury-free during training and competition;
  • Offer valuable information and guidance on hydration, nutrition, and sleep as they relate to injury prevention;
  • Choose skills and drills that help athletes perform appropriate warm-ups and cool-downs;
  • Etc.

Course registration options:

NCCP Prevention and Recovery (PRI) courses are updated frequently. Please wait for next availability if none are displayed.

Course 4. NCCP Leading Drug-Free Sport (LDFS), you will be able you to:

  • Understand and demonstrate the coach’s role in leading drug-free and clean sport
  • Assist athletes to recognize banned substances as identified by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport by providing access to appropriate reference material, or use sport expert
  • Educate and provide support to athletes in drug testing protocols at major competitions
  • Etc.

Course registration options:

NCCP Leading Drug-Free Sport (LDFS) courses are updated frequently. Please wait for next availability if none are displayed.

Course 5. The NCCP Coaching and Leading Effectively (CLE) module gives you the skills needed to:

  • Promote a positive image of sport, and model it to athletes and those supporting their performance;
  • Deliver clear messages and explanations when communicating with athletes and their supporters; and
  • Identify opportunities to interact with all athletes and use feedback to improve and correct performance and behavior’s.

Course registration options:

NCCP Coaching and Leading Effectively (CLE) courses are updated frequently. Please wait for next availability if none are displayed.

Train to Compete Requires 5 Courses to Completion

Course 1. NCCP Developing Athletic Abilities (DAA) module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the athletic abilities required in your athletes’ sport;
  • Evaluate athletes’ abilities and interpret data to prescribe training;
  • Understand training principles, methods and protocols; and
  • Develop and prescribe training protocols specific to your athletes’ age and stage of development.

Course registration options:

NCCP Developing Athletic Abilities (DAA) courses are updated frequently. Please wait for next availability if none are displayed.

Course 2. NCCP Psychology of Performance (PSY) will allow you to:

  • Help athletes learn to manage distractions and use visualization techniques to prepare themselves technically and tactically for training and competition;
  • Learn how to work with athletes or teams to identify performance and process goalsrelated to their ability to focus on performance; and
  • Learn debriefing skills that can be used to help athletes assess their performance in both training and competition.

Course registration options:

NCCP Psychology of Performance (PSY) courses are updated frequently. Please wait for next availability if none are displayed.

Course 3. NCCP Performance Planning (PPLAN) module, you will be able to:

  • Perform a thorough analysis of the demands of your athletes’ sport at the elite (high-performance) level;
  • Outline a program structure based on training and competition opportunities;
  • Identify appropriate measures for promoting athlete development within your own program;
  • Integrate yearly training priorities into your own program;
  • Etc.

Course registration options:

NCCP Performance Planning (PPLAN) courses are updated frequently. Please wait for next availability if none are displayed.

Course 4. NCCP Advanced Practice Planning (APP) module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the factors that affect practice planning;
  • Ensure that practice plans are consistent with the microcycles and phases of which they are part;
  • Sequence exercises in a practice so that their order is consistent with the research on sequencing;
  • Etc.

Course registration options:

NCCP Advanced Practice Planning (APP) courses are updated frequently. Please wait for next availability if none are displayed.

Course 5. NCCP Manage a Sport Program (MSP) module, you will be able to:

  • Manage administrative aspects of the program and oversee logistics;
  • Manage staff’s roles and responsibilities;
  • Manage camp and tournament finances and travel; and
  • Report on athlete progress throughout the program.

Course registration options:

NCCP Manage a Sport Program (MSP) courses are updated frequently. Please wait for next availability if none are displayed.

Train to Win Requires 2 Diplomas to Complete (Online only)

1. The NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD) helps coaches prepare athletes for podium success at the Provincial, National and International level. Our flexible and cutting-edge one-year program allows coaches to connect and learn from experienced mentors, content experts, fellow coaches, and respected partners across Canada. We help coaches enhance competencies and apply learnings in their specific coaching context to implement a safe and successful sport program.

ACD graduation attests to the sport community and others in the field that a coach has demonstrated a high potential to lead, problem solve, interact and critically reflect to implement safe and effective sport programming.

Please review the admission criteria in the link below to ensure the program is a good fit for you.

NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma | Coach


2. Through the Safe Sport Training Program you will learn:

Understand that everyone has a role to play in keeping sport safe, how the misuse of power leads to maltreatment, and the principles of the Universal Code of Conduct.

Learn about the various types of maltreatment, the conditions that enable them, and how to recognize signs that they may be happening.

Find out what to do if you suspect maltreatment, and how you can create a culture that protects all participants.

Participants Training | Safesport (


Home Study

Available Home Study Courses

Not all workshops have been designed or modified for home study. The quality assurance of NCCP delivery is important and we want to ensure we continue to provide the same quality of service to all coaches across the province.

Courses Available for home study:

NCCP eLearning is training completed at your own pace, in an online format through the Coaches Association of Canada.

Available eLearning Courses

NCCP Multi-sport eLearning modules can be found in the Locker. You will be required to login to the Locker with your NCCP#.
The Locker (

Courses Available for home study:

  • Level 3: Sport Nutrition
  • Level 6: Safe Sport Training
  • Level 3: Making Head Way

For more information follow the link below:

Home Study and eLearning – Coaches Association of Ontario (

Step 5. Upload Your Transcript


Now that you successfully completed your NCCP modules. Sign into your NCCP account, print your transcript and upload to your WushuCanada coach membership profile.

Work with a facilitator from WushuCanada to ensure that your technical expertise in your martial art is effectively aligned with the required knowledge for each level of certification. Go to the Technical Coaching Section to review your status.

Ensure that your screening requirements are up to date (Police Check) in order to work in the vulnerable section
Click Here to obtain an Enhanced Police Information Check 

Ensure that you are knowledgeable and up to date on safety and first aid certification.

Congratulations, you are now a certified coach! Request your certificate from WushuCanada.

4. Success


By achieving your coaching certificate you will not only gain valuable expertise, but also become a part of a thriving and supportive community that will continue to nurture your growth and success.

Wondering What’s Next?

Learn how to become a successful wushu coach. Here are some possible streams to take once you’ve successfully completed your NCCP.

Find martial arts instructors in the area who are seeking qualified coaches at an already established martial arts club/school. Some may even be looking to expand on their services and need a head wushu coach.

Inquire about teaching a wushu seminar or workshop at your local gym. You may want to hold a class twice a week to train members at the gym.

During summer or school breaks, sports camps and academies frequently seek experienced coaches or instructors to lead training sessions in their programs. Check for opportunities to share your expertise in those settings.

Consider offering private coaching services to individuals or small groups who want personalized training and guidance in wushu.

Explore opportunities abroad, as some countries may have a demand for wushu coaches, either coaching national teams, working at training centers, or coaching international schools.

Join Over 2 Million Coaches and Coach Developers Who Have Engaged in Training Through The NCCP Now!

Develop your own coaching skills and to improve the performance of your athletes and participants at all levels of wushu.