Coach Certification FAQs

Why are there changes to the requirements?

Cheer Canada has implemented a new Nationwide Coach Credential Program, altering coaching requirements in Saskatchewan for All-Star, Scholastic, and Performance coaches.

I cannot find a specific required NCCP course on, what should I do?

Check back often! Some NCCP courses are offered continually and some get scheduled. If you are not able to find a course, it likely isn’t on their schedule yet. 

Who do I sent my coach credentials to?

The SCA no longer requires you to send your coach credentials to us by email. ALL coach credentials need to be uploaded into your Sportlomo account (by October 31, 2024). The SCA will then verify all your credentials. If something is uploaded incorrectly it will be flagged in your sportlomo account. Please check back into your sportlomo account often to see if anything has been rejected, is invalid, expired, etc. You will receive an “Approved” status next to each uploaded document once it has been verified by staff.

I did not keep track of my certificates, documents, etc. Can you send them to me?

The SCA does not keep specific coach documents so we are unable to send you your previous documentation (we only track if requirements have been completed/proof sent, dates, expirations, Certificate numbers, etc). You should be able to find all previous certifications by searching in your emails, logging into your classmarker account and your NCCP locker. Your club/program may have a copy too if you have provided documentation to them previously. 

With the new requirements do I have to redo all of my training again?

 NO! Everything will carry-over from the past. You will only have to recertify as your training expires (first aid, in-person exams, online exams, etc.).

I have been coaching and teaching dance for many years, why am I required to become certified?

The certification process focuses on safety to ensure our athletes receive the best instruction possible.   All coaches, regardless of experience, must be certified in order to align with the insurance we provide our members.

I think I already have my SCA certification, when do I need to re-certify?

SCA certification expires after three years as does first aid certification. Both SCA and First Aid certification must be kept up to date. Please email to inquire about your certification and if it’s time to re-certify!

Do all of the coaches for our team need to be certified?

Yes, all coaches are required to be certified, especially if coaching alone. New coaches may begin as coaches-in-training. 

I am up for cheer re-certification. Can I challenge the level above my current certification instead of recertifying at my current level?

Yes, you can upgrade your certification in place of re-certification. You must still complete this prior to
December 1st of the current season or you will be subject to the “failure to re-certify” fine.

How do I know what I need to complete for Coach Requirements?

All requirements are listed on our website. You will find all needed requirements for All-Star, Performance, Scholastic, Junior and CIT coaches. We also encourage you to reach out to your club/program or a mentor coach for assistance if you need help knowing what you require for credentials.

When do I have to have my requirements completed and uploaded to Sportlomo?

All coach credentials MUST be completed and uploaded to sportlomo no later than October 31, 2024. Late submissions may not have an opportunity to be verified resulting in a coaching card not being issued.

How do I upload my requirements to Sportlomo?

Please use THIS document with upload instructions.

Can I send the SCA my documents and you upload it for me?

No, the SCA is unable to upload your documents for you. If you need assistance, we ask that you reach out to your club/program or a mentor coach.

When will I receive my Coaching Card?

Coach cards will be mailed to all clubs/programs in December. Previous season or temp coach cards will NOT be accepted at any SCA sanctioned event. 

I went to upload my credentials on SportLomo, but the upload credentials button isn’t on there. When will this be available so we can upload our stuff?

Coaches must first purchase/renew their 2024-2025 membership. Then you will be able to upload all credentials to your account following these steps.

My question hasn't been answered – what should I do?

Firstly, reach out to your club/program for assistance. As your employer, they should be able to assist you. You can also speak to a mentor coach for assistance. Still need help? Please email

For cheer, do I have to certify at all levels?

If you have a current SCA certification that will expire, you have the opportunity to challenge the level your are currently certified at.  For example, if you have a current SCA level 3 certification that will expire shortly, you can challenge the level 3 exam and bypass levels 1 and 2.

What level of certification do I require to coach cheer?

You must obtain your SCA certification up to the level you will be coaching.  For example, if you are coaching a Level 2 senior team you must certify up to level 2 through the SCA.

Is there an age minimum?

Yes, coaches must be at least 16 years of age to receive certification for all levels. Junior coaches (ages 14—15) are restricted to level 1/novice certification and may not coach above the U8/elementary ages. All coaches, junior coaches and CITs can attend the SCA training clinics and conference. CITs must work under an SCA certified coach.

SCA Office

1 (306) 343-7221

7103 Maple Valley Crescent, Regina, Saskatchewan S4X 0B2