Certification Information (Markham Waxers)

PrintCertification Information

How do I check my current certifications?

You can view the status of your current certifications via a HCR 3.0 account. Please note that the Waxers require an updated Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) every two seasons. HCR lists PVSC as valid for three seasons.

Instructions on creating an HCR 3.0 account.

Once you create an account you can access your HCR profile, view your hockey history, check the status of your certifications, and sign up for clinics.  


Certification Requirements

 View the certification requirements for the 2023-2024 season.  

Clinic Listing

A major part of OMHA service is the implementation of certification programs for all team staff. The OMHA delivers these programs to its membership through clinics province-wide each year.

Read more about OMHA coach education.

View a listing of current clinics and register for clinics online through HCR 3.0.

Online Certification Courses

Hockey Trainers Certification Program (HTCP)

Hockey Trainers Certification Program (HTCP) Level 1 Certification and Level 1 Refresher e-learning courses are available online through the Hockey Development Centre of Ontario website.

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

The OMHA has entered into a partnership with Respect Group Inc. in piloting the offering of Speak Out! certification as an online e-learning option to our Members. Access instructions to assist with accessing and advancing through Respect in Sport via the OMHA website.

Understanding Discrimination based on Gender Identity and Gender Expression

The Ontario Hockey Federation, Hockey Eastern Ontario, and Hockey Northwestern Ontario are ready to roll out the Understanding Discrimination based on Gender Identity and Gender Expression and a Guide to the Dressing Room Policy and Confidentiality Statement modules that form the Gender Identity and Expression Course for all team officials, which is a mandatory requirement to be approved to a roster for the 2017-18 season.

All team officials will require an eHockey account in the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) in order to register for and complete the two Modules. Once completed, notification will be posted to the team officials’ member profile on the HCR. 

The first step in completing the training is to ensure all team officials have an HCR 3.0 account, in order to sign up for the required clinic. Those who do not already have an account will need to create an HCR 3.0 account

Questions related to the content of the modules can be directed to the OHF, [email protected].

Certification Obtained Outside the OMHA

If you have obtained a coach or trainer certification with an association outside of the OMHA, please complete  Application for Conversion/Upgrade of Certification form and forward it to the OMHA so that your certifications can be added to your Hockey Canada Registration (HCR) system record.

Police Vulnerable Sector Check

MMHA requires a clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) be filed when someone volunteers for the first time and every other season thereafter. No PVSC submitted may be dated more than two months prior to submitting to the MMHA.

In order to expedite the process of obtaining a PVSC, the applicant should complete the Waxers Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) Volunteer Letter Request Form which confirms that the applicant is a volunteer with the association. The letter will allow the YRP to charge the volunteer processing rate and waive the extra fee should you need to be fingerprinted because your date of birth matches someone in the RCMP database.

You may apply for a PVSC online via the YRP website. Please note that the Stouffville station has been closed. You can apply either online or in person at the YRP Community Resource Centre at 10720 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill. 

The original Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) letters must be submitted—photocopies will not be accepted—and you will not be reimbursed without the original. You must submit the original PVSC to the Waxers office before you can be rostered.

Certification Reimbursement

The Waxers reimburse 100% certification course fees for volunteers. Expenses such as lunch, parking, or mileage are not refunded. House League certification courses must be completed by November 1.

Reimbursement is processed when all certifications required to roster you to your team position have been completed and you have submitted a clear PVSC. Refund cheques will be mailed to the address provided on the refund form to rostered team officials in good standing with the Waxers.

The Waxers reimburse clinic fees that meet the minimum qualifications for your rostered position.

  • Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders: all volunteers
  • Coach: head and assistant coaches 
  • Trainer Certification Level 1: trainers and assistant trainers

You are welcome to take a higher level courses (Level 2 Trainer Certification, Coach Development, etc.), however, we will provide a refund based on the cost of a certification clinic at the minimum certification required.

If you choose to take several Continuing Education Courses to accumulate points as opposed to one recertification course, once you accumulate sufficient points to qualify for recertification, please submit your request for refund with proof that you have been recertified. You will be refunded the standard rate for the cost of a recertification course if the combined cost of the Continuing Education Courses exceeds this amount.

Waxers Certification Reimbursement Request Form