Certification refers to the confirmation of certain characteristics of an object, person, or organization. This confirmation is often, but not always, provided by some form of external review, education, assessment, or audit. Accreditation is a specific organization's process of certification. Accreditation is the process in which certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented.  Click for info on NCCP.

New Coaches

OMCKRA encourages paddlers already competent in Marathon technique and interested in teaching others to train for formal NCCP certification as Marathon Coaches.  Sessions for training of coaches take place throughout the year.  Each session will have from  5 to 10 individuals being trained over a one or two day period.  Evaluation of the trained coaches takes place in the weeks following the training session whereupon the Learning Facilitator (LE) and Coach Evaluator (CE) report on the trainee's progress to the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). Trained coaches must also complete a few online courses available at the CAC site for full certification to be awarded.  OMCKRA supports the training sessions and also provides grants to offset the costs for those trainees who successfully complete certification.

There are sessions planned for May or June each year.  If you are interested in being included in the next session or added to a waiting list please send an email to info@omckra.com asking to be added to the waiting list to become a certified Marathon coach.

Existing Coaches - Professional Development support

OMCKRA encourages and supports those already certified as NCCP Marathon Coaches to maintain their certification through on going training.

Coaches Association of Canada regularly posts training opportunities.  To apply for OMCKRA support to attend training sessions or to suggest group training sessions of coaches send an email to info@omckra.com