Licensed Coach Status (2022)

Licensed Coach Status is designed for coaches with extensive coaching experience and verified expertise through formal certification, education, or practical experience. Licensed Coach Status applicants should be actively engaged in equestrian instruction and coaching.


To obtain Licensed Coach Status, you must have a current PTSO membership and an active EC Sport License. You must also ensure the Safe Sport training, screening, and insurance requirements listed below are completed and/or are up to date. A detailed description for each requirement can be viewed by clicking the program name in blue. 


Detailed instructions on how to access the Elearning courses and how to upload documents are available in the Resources section of ECampus.  


You have 90 days to complete the application.


If you have any questions, contact EC at


IMPORTANT: Your application will not be reviewed, and submitted application documents and forms will not be verified until payment for Coach Status has been received by EC. For candidates renewing their application, please email once all documents have been uploaded to trigger the verification.

The following is required

Requirement Name
Requires at least 1 Completed

  Active NCCP
  EC Recognized Non NCCP Coach Certification
  Post-secondary education (Upload Diploma)
  Certification Exemption Request (CER)
Requires at least 1 Completed

  Equestrian Canada: Concussion Awareness
  NCCP Making Headway in Sport (Multisport)
Requires at least 1 Completed

  Fostering Healthy Equestrian Environments
  Coaching Association of Canada Safe Sport Training
  Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders (Mandatory for SK & MB Coaches)
Requires at least 1 Completed

  Standard First Aid Level C (delivered by a recognized Canadian First Aid provider)
Requires at least 1 Completed

  Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC) - Coach
  Criminal Record Check (CRC)/Free Sterling Backcheck
Requires at least 1 Completed

  Equestrian Canada Online Screening Disclosure
  Screening Form (By request only)
Requires at least 2 Completed

  Letter of Reference Form 1 (Email Invite)
  Letter of Reference Form 2 (Email Invite)
  Coaching References
  Coaching References 2
Requires at least 1 Completed

  Individual born AFTER February 28, 1986 - Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) Acknowledgement
  Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) (Upload Document)
Requires at least 1 Completed

  EC Certificate of Insurance
  Waiver of Insurance and Acknowledgement of Risk/EC Certificate of Insurance