1) When will courses be in my city/province/territory next?
The Pickleball Coach Education team is working hard to secure more course locations across Canada. Locations are not shared until facilities and Course Facilitators have been confirmed. Once confirmed, courses are made available for registration on the Pickleball Coach Education website.
We recommend you check regularly for updates and ensure you are signed up to receive emails from PCO so you get email updates from the Pickleball Coach Education team when they are sent out.
2) Can I skip Instructor 1 if I have other certifications or coaching experience?
Instructors with significant pickleball coaching experience can apply for equivalency consideration. Equivalency allows experienced coaches to earn Instructor 1: Introducing Pickleball certification while bypassing some elements of the course.
For more information on the NCCP model, equivalency criteria, and the equivalency consideration application, review the document on the Pickleball Coach Education website here.
3) Do I have to attend both the online and in-person components?
Yes, you must attend both the online and in-person components of courses in order to complete the certification.