Coaching Certifications & Police Clearance (Essex Minor Hockey)

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Coach / Trainer Certifications

Find links to coaching / trainers certifications here : https://register.hockeycanada.ca/clinics  You can also view you existing qualifications by checking your profile here.

Information can be found at the following links if you are having issues setting up or linking your account

Setting Up your Hockey Canada Registry Account

How to link a Member in the Hockey Canada Registry

How to View Qualifications


Online Police Checks

All coaching staff and on-ice help will also need to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check police clearance. These can be complete online through the OPP. If you have completed a VSC with EMHA within the last 3 years, please submit a completed Criminal_Offence_Declaration

Step 1 : Download and fill-out the Volunteer Letter
: Police_VSR_2022_Essex_Hockey
Step 2 : Go to the following link, follow the steps and apply for the Vulnerable Sector Check police clearance (OPP) as a volunteer : Online Police Record Checks
Step 3: Upon receipt of the Police Clearance, please submit to EMHA Director Risk Management, Nick Hayes [email protected]


Rowan's Law Acknowledgement can be found here

All bench staff must have the following

• All qualifications listed are the MINIMUM REQUIREMENT
• All Team Officials (Coach, Trainer, & Manager) require Respect in Sport (RiS) - Activity Leader or Speak Out
• All Team Officials (Coach, Trainer, & Manager) require Gender Identity & Expression Course
• All Team Officials (Coach, Trainer & Manager) require Hockey University – Planning a Safe Return to Hockey
• All Team Officials must complete Rowan’s Law Resource Review & Acknowledgement
• All qualifications must be registered in the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR)

U5 - U9  : 
Coach 1
Coaches in divisions U9 and Below must hold Coach 1-Intro to Coach - No other qualifications are accepted
U11 - U18  :  Coach 2
Coaches in divisions U9 and Below must hold Coach 1-Intro to Coach - No other qualifications are accepted

Both courses will require the completion of the prerequisite Coach - *HU - ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2