The Continuous Education Program (CEP) is a Skate Canada program that recognizes a coach’s dedication to professional development in the sport. Coaches earn credits for attending and participating in various events and educational opportunities within a two (2) year cycle. The credits can be earned for a variety of activities including but not limited to: club administration work, attending a seminar at the club, section, nation or international level, providing a parent information session, mentoring or being mentored, completing relevant university or college courses, attending the National Coaches’ Conference, providing PA training, etc.
Participating in the CEP demonstrates to athletes, clubs and colleagues how dedicated a coach is to continuing their education and growth within the sport of figure skating.
A professional coach may be recognized at one of three status levels based on the number of credits gathered in the two-year cycle (the most recent being: September 1, 2012 – June 30, 2014). Coaches have 22 months to gather credits. The minimum number of credits required to attain each status level are as follows:
Gold 70 Credits
Silver 40 Credits
Bronze 15 Credits