Make Ethical Decisions For Coaches

Make Ethical Decisions (MED) For Coaches:  Requirements And Instructions For Coaches


As of May 1, 2017, the National Coaching Association of Canada (NCCP) has streamlined the Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation to ONE evaluation that covers the 6-step process. Previously, there was a 5-step process for the Community Sport and a 6-step process for the Competition Introduction and Competition Development pathways. Coaches will now only be required to complete the classroom MED session, and one evaluation to cover all streams of coaching.

What does this mean for our Ringette Coaches?

New coaches to the Ringette, will now complete the in-class MED session, followed by the ONE Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation. This will be the only classroom and online evaluation you will have to complete in Ringette, and many of the other sports that have generalized their MED programs.

Coaches that took one of the MED evaluations, either MED-CSI or MED-CI, are now complete, there is no need to take another Make Ethical Decisions Evaluation.

*note* The CAC site permits coaches to challenge the MED training and proceed right to the evaluation for a fee of $85. Ringette does not allow this. All coaches must complete the MED Course and MED-Online Evaluation, before November 30 of the current playing season. Failure to complete the ethics module will make the coach ineligible to coach for the year.

Completing the MED Course

MED courses are available through Coaches Association of Ontario and can be found here: MED Course Options

Once you complete the MED course you can proceed to the MED Online Evaluation free of charge.

Completing the MED Online Evaluation

In order to complete the MED online evaluation, go to ‘eLearning’ under ‘My Locker’ on the Coaching Association of Canada website (

In order to login, you will need both an NCCP# and a password.

If you have neither your NCCP# nor a password, enter your e-mail address in the appropriate field and click on ‘look up my NCCP#’.  If the e-mail address you enter matches the one that Coaching Association of Canada has on file for you from when you registered for your coaching clinic, the system will automatically send your NCCP# to your e-mail. Once you have your NCCP#, return to the same login screen and click on ‘retrieve my password”. Again, your password will then be e-mailed to you.

If at any point in the process a message to call or e-mail Coaching Canada comes up, simply send an email to Coaching Association of Canada coach services at, provide your full name and birthdate and the date you completed an NCCP clinic and ask for your NCCP# and a password to enable you to complete the MED online evaluation.

Coaching Association of Canada normally gets back to you within a few business days. (Note: Coaching Association of Canada’s system automatically sets up an account and an NCCP# for you when you take a coaching clinic, so please do not click on ‘Don’t have an account? Create one now!’ as this will create a second account.)

Once you have an NCCP# and a password, return to the eLearning login page and log in.

Upon successful completion of the online evaluation, your MED Certification will automatically be recorded on your CAC coaching transcript.

In order to have it recorded on your Ringette Canada profile you need to log into your RC profile and mark as give credit, it will then be updated within 48 hours.


If you have any questions please contact Karla Xavier at