Certification Requirements (Markham Waxers)

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How do I check my current certifications?

You can view the status of your current certifications via a Hockey Canada eHockey 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.

Visit the OMHA website for instructions on creating an eHockey account.

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

Certification Requirements

All volunteer positions have the following required certifications which must be met by November 1:
  • Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders
  • Gender Identity and Expression Course
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)
  • Rowan’s Law Acknowledgement Form

Trainers and Assistant Trainers also require a Hockey Trainers Level 1 certification. Read more about how to become a house league trainer.

Coaches also require the appropriate coach certification: Coach 1 for Initiation through Novice divisions and Coach 2 for Atom through Juvenile divisions. Read more about how to become a house league coach.

Assistant coaches from Initiation through Minor Novice do not require a Coach 1 certification, but we highly recommend it. Assistant coaches in Novice and older divisions who wish to serve on the bench as an assistant coach during interleague play with Stouffville, must have the appropriate coach certification (Coach 1 in Novice and Coach 2 Atom and older). 

Download the 2019-2020 Team Official Qualifications Requirements Chart.

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.

Gender Identity and Gender Expression

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. Once your account has been established, or for those who already have an account, sign into eHockey, choose the Signup for a Clinic tab, choose the Gender Identity and Expression Course, and follow the online instructions.

Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)

The Waxers require 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 Waxers.

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.

Rowan's Law Acknowledgement

In order to be rostered to a Markham Waxers team for the 2019-2020 hockey season, all players, rostered team officials, and on-ice volunteers must:

  1. review the Ontario Government's age-appropriate concussion awareness resources.
  2. review the OHF Concussion Code of Conduct
  3. commit to operate within the parameters of the OHF concussion code of conduct, and
  4. acknowledge review of the above resources and your commitment by completing the Rowan's Law Acknowledgement Form.

OMHA 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. Read more about OMHA trainer education.

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

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.


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Printed from waxers.com on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11:09 AM