Level 1

All Level One coaches must attend a workshop every 3 years as part of their continued professional education (or have progressed to a Level Two).

Level 1 who has not been registered for 3 seasons or more must re-take, and pass, the written exam and then attend a workshop by the end of August of following year, unless they obtained their Level 1 prior to 1999, then they must re-take course and pass written exam and then attend workshop every three years, or progress to Level 2.

Level 1 who has not attended workshop can re-take, and pass, Level 1 exam – but once only and has to attend workshop before end of August of following year. If they fail again to attend workshop they must re-sit Level 1 course and pass written exam. Dispensations will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and will be until end of following August only.

Courses which will count as a workshop are: attending, but not completing, Level Two, certain NCF workshops, IIHF seminars, seminars run by the national association of a top 6 nation. With the exception of the Level Two course, all cases will be taken on merit and evidence of attendance will be required. Manager, off-ice and referee courses do not count

Level 2

All Level Two holders must attend workshop every 2 years (or have sat Level 3 or equivalent from another A Pool Country) or qualification will lapse (coach will revert to Level One status). Courses which count as workshops are: certain NCF workshops; IIHF seminars; seminars run by the national association of a top 6 nation. Cases will be taken on merit and evidence of attendance will be required. Manager, off-ice and referee courses do not count. Dispensations will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and will be until end of following August only.

Level 2 who has not attended a workshop can re-take exam – but once only and has to attend workshop before end of August of following year, and every 2 years thereafter. If they again fail to attend a workshop they have to re-take, and pass, Level 2 course or remain as Level 1 at which point 3 year workshop attendance takes effect.

Level 2 who has not been registered for 3 seasons or more can register as Level 1 and re-take, and pass, Level 2 exam and must then attend a workshop before end of August of the following year, and every 2 years thereafter, to have Level 2 status reinstated, unless they obtained Level 2 prior to 1999 and then they must re-take course, and pass written exam, they must then attend workshop every 2 years.

Coach who has lost Level 2 status due to non-attendance on workshops but who has registered as Level 1 coach instead for 3 seasons and then wishes to reinstate Level 2 status must re-take course, and pass written exam; for 2 seasons or less they can re-take exam and attend workshop before end of August of following year.

For administration purposes we work on the basis that any coach who reverts back to Level 1 immediately takes on the rules and regulations regarding workshops from that date, e.g. if a Level 2 coach loses his status due to non-attendance on a workshop in 2001 but continues to register as a Level 1 he/she should attend a workshop by end of Aug 2004, failure to do so will result in loss of Level 1 status.

Notes:

Normal workshop rules apply to any coach who has to re-take complete course, i.e. 2 years after passing exam for Level 2 and 3 years for Level 1.

Any coach who re-takes an exam to reinstate/retain status must attend workshop before end of Aug of following year and then every 2 years for Level 2 or 3 years for Level 1

Each case can also be considered on its merits

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