(updated August, 2023)

The Advanced Coach Education Program is a traditional vertical pathway designed for the aspiring coach able to achieve higher performance standards.  Designed for coaches who are more serious about their coaching development and requires that coaches reach a minimum standard of competence in a practical coaching setting.  Coaches are formally evaluated and graded by Staff Evaluators at each stage of the process.

  • Candidates must be 16 years of age and a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • For coaches wanting a more in-depth understanding of coaching methodology and the game of soccer.
  • Designed for active coaches of Learning to Train, Training to Train and Training to Compete players.
  • No community stream workshops need to be completed to register for the Canada Soccer C Licence/Diploma course.
  • Alberta Soccer delivers the Canada Soccer C Licence/Diploma
  • Canada Soccer delivers the Children’s Diploma, Youth Diploma, Youth – A Diploma, Pro Diploma, Futsal Diploma, Goalkeeping Diploma, Technical Director Diploma, B Diploma and the A Diploma.

Please note coaches will have to wait a minimum of 6 months after becoming certified before they can participate in another Licensing Workshop.

If you have questions regarding Canada Soccer Coaching Pathway, please visit their FAQ.