HTCP - Instructor Accreditation

Instructor Qualifications, Accreditation and Training

The Hockey Development Centre for Ontario welcomes all individuals interested in becoming a qualified Course Conductor in the Hockey Trainer’s Certification Program in Ontario.

The following provides the general guidelines for becoming an Instructor:

All new instructor candidates must submit a resume to the HDCO Member Association for review (click here) to refer to the list of Hockey Development Centre Ontario Member Associations).
All instructor candidates must have a specific interest, knowledge and experience in the game of hockey.
All instructors, as a minimum requirement, must hold a valid Standard First Aid which includes CPR by an organization recognized by the HDCO. Valid First Aid Cards are those cards, which have not expired.
HTCP Level I instructors who may be exempt from holding a First Aid Instructor status are those individuals with the following qualifications:
Physicians (M.D.)
Physical Therapists
Athletic Therapists (OATA/CATA)
Athletic Trainers (NATA)
Ambulance Attendants
Fire Fighters

All new instructors, once they have met the minimum requirements, will be considered "instructor candidates".
New instructor candidates can instruct the HTCP Level I under the tutorial system with an accredited instructor. The instructor will conduct evaluations.
Instructor accreditation means that the instructor candidate has participated in and is fully prepared and authorized by the HDCO member association and HDCO to conduct the HTCP Level I.

Instructor training must be completed every three years.
If any individual fails to participate in instructor training, their status is dropped to instructor candidate and cannot instruct the HTCP without a fully accredited instructor present.
For additional information on becoming an instructor, please contact the Hockey Development Centre for Ontario.


Course Conductor's Code of Ethics

I will respect and uphold:

The goals and purpose of the Hockey Trainer Certification Program and the policies and procedures of the governing Hockey Associations.
The principles of adult education on which the program is based.
The importance for each participant to stay within their limits and implement only those skills that they are qualified to use.
The individual rights of each participant.
The content, timelines, and delivery guidelines of this program.
The value of the program as a means of promoting a positive and safe hockey experience.
The value of my own professional development.
The need for me to be a good ambassador and role model for the program.
The importance for all hockey officials and team management to do no harm and to err on the side of caution.