Once coaches have achieved certification they will be required to maintain their certification by completing professional development activities within their stream and context. A policy pertaining to the maintenance of certification and recognised professional development activities is currently being developed by the Coaching Association of Canada. Once adopted by the Coaching Association of Canada, Speed Skating Canada will have 1 year to develop its own time specific guidelines to be put in place for the maintenance of certification.
An accumulation of a series of credits for participation in professional development activities over a five (5) year period is anticipated; however Speed Skating Canada is unable to confirm this at the present time. SSC will update all members and impacted coaches as soon as this information becomes available.