TRAINERS LEVEL I/II/III Information

HTCP - Level I

 

The HTCP Level I program is the beginning level program, which introduces the participant to the principles of hockey training and injury and risk management. 

Topics include:

  • Purpose of the Program**

  • Fair Play Codes

  • Hockey Trainer's Responsibilities

  • Risk Management

  • Medical Information Files and Injury Reporting

  • First Aid Kit

  • Bullying, Harassment, and Abuse*

  • Protective Equipment and Hygiene

  • Injury Prevention Techniques

  • Emergency Action Plan **

  • Injury Management Principles**

  • Injury Recognition and Management **

  • Spinal Injuries and Concussions **

  • Injuries and Illness **

  • Removing Players From Action/Coordinating Return to Play**

  • Nutrition and Hydration, Hygiene, Performance Enhancing Drugs HIV and Hockey, Exercise Induced Bronchospasm **

 

Level 1 Expiration Date


All HTCP Level 1 certification expiration dates will be universal. This date will be August 31st/YR and will be for a maximum of three (3) years. 

Requalification


As a minimum standard, participants must re-qualify by participating in an HTCP Level 1 refresher program format every three years and achieve a passing mark on the exam. Member Associations may at their discretion, extend the period of requalification within a reasonable timeframe and under normal circumstances not to exceed October 31/YR. Regardless of this extension, the universal expiry date remains August 31/YR. NOTE: If elapsed past the requalification time frame, a participant will be considered NEW and must complete the HTCP Level 1 full course. 

Options:

  • Participant may re-qualify by completing the HTCP Level I full course every 3 years (classroom or E-Learning). 

  • Participant whose HTCP certification expires on August 31st of the current year may re-qualify by completing the HTCP Level 1 refresher program (classroom or E-Learning). 


Course Length:

  • e-Learning Standard Level I approx. 6 hours 

  • e-Learning Level I Refresher approx. 3 hours 

  • Re-certification: Every 3 years with a universal expiration date of August 31/yr. 

  • No equivalencies are permitted 

  • Examination 75% passing grade

 

Age Requirement


The minimum age in which a participant can be certified as a trainer in the HTCP is 16 years of age, however, the trainer must be at least 2 years older than the team age of which they are a trainer. It is highly recommended that this age group work as an assistant trainer for one (1) year prior to being allowed to take full responsibility for a team.

 

Registration

 

To register for either the e-Learning Standard Level I or the e-Learning Level 1 Refresher, please visit the Hockey Development Centre of Ontario e-Learning site here. 

(*) The Bullying, Harassment, and Abuse component that is included in the HTCP is a condensed version derived from the Speak Out program. This module discusses specific topics relating to the hockey trainer, however, it is not a substitute for the “Speak Out” program course. Please contact the NOHA Office for further information on Respect in Sport - Activity Leader Program.

(**) Denotes topics included in the Level 1 Refresher.

 

HTCP - Level II

 

 

 

HTCP Level II Trainers Background

 

The HTCP second level of certification recognizes a minimum credential of Standard or Advanced First Aid cards with CPR Level C. *AED training is strongly recommended. Also, individuals that have certain types of medical or para-medical training can be issued Level II status. In all circumstances, to obtain Level II status the participant must possess HTCP certification which is valid at the time at which the Level II status is granted.

 

NOHA Requirements

 

The NOHA requires all Trainers and Assistant Trainers at the Peewee AAA (Minor and Major), Bantam AAA (Minor and Major), Midget AAA (Minor and Major), and Junior-A to obtain their HTCP Level II Trainers.

 

What Qualifications Must I have to Upgrade?

  • Recognition of a Standard First aid or Advanced First Aid card from an Ontario WSIB recognized FADO (First Aid Delivery Organization) or when a member association hosts a Standard or Advanced First Aid course. The FADO’s recognized by the HTCP and its members for the purpose of providing First Aid, CPR and AED training are listed with the Ontario WSIB.

  • Upon successfully completing the approved HDCO program (HTCP Level I) any individual who has the following professional qualifications, certified to work in Canada and is practicing, can be granted Level II status: - Registered Nurse - Occupational Health Nurses - Chiropractors - Physicians - Basic Trauma Life Support (B.T.L.S.) - EMCA certified - CATA/NATA - Military Medics (valid for 2 years from end of service data) (Qualifications must be licensed in Canada) - Physiotherapist - Dentist - Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Podiatrist

 

How to Upgrade?

 

To apply for Level II upgrade or Level II renewal, please fill out the survey located here, which will prompt you to pay for your HTCP Level II Trainers Certification. The fee is $5.00 + HST ($5.65). You will need a credit card to pay. If you do not have a credit card, you may pay by cheque that should be sent to the NOHA Office with your copy of your Standard First Aid (or other approved designation).

 

Once the survey is completed, please send a copy of your Standard First Aid (or other approved designation) by email to acorradini@noha.on.ca, by fax at (705) 474-6019, or by mail to:

 

NOHA Office

110 Lakeshore Drive

North Bay, ON

P1A 2A8

C/O Andrew Corradini

 

Level II Expiration Date

 

Expiration dates continue to apply to Level II equivalencies and may not exceed three (3) years with the expiration date no later than August 31/YR. If the First Aid card expires during the hockey season (September 1 to April 30) then the Level II certification shall be backdated to no later than August 31/YR. If the First Aid card expires between May 1 and August 31 than the actual date of certification expiry will be the date of expiry of the First Aid card. The HTCP and its member associations recognize that if no expiration date is stated on the FA card, the member associations will assume the FA card is valid for two (2) years. There are some FA instruction companies that provide for a three (3) year expiration. For professional qualifications, the universal expiry date of August 31/YR will apply.

 

 

Requalification

 

Those who have Level II status may continue to renew by ensuring they keep their qualifications updated with the applicable member Association by providing proof of requalification. Member Associations may at their discretion, extend the period of requalification within a reasonable timeframe and under normal circumstances not to exceed October 31/YR. Regardless of this extension, the universal expiry date remains August 31/YR. NOTE: If elapsed past the requalification time frame, a participant will be considered NEW and must complete the HTCP Level I full course.

 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact NOHA Technical Director, Andrew Corradini at acorradini@noha.on.ca or (705) 474-8851.

 

HTCP - Level III

 

HTCP Level III Trainers Background

 

The HTCP Level III is considered an advanced course providing the participant the opportunity to advance his/her skill level and knowledge. The course is open to trainers regardless of the age group they are currently working with.   

 

  • Pre-requisite of HTCP Level II

  • In-class course length 9 hours minimum 

  • Examination (take home) 

  • Universal Expiration date of Aug 31/YR (08/31/YR) 

  • No Equivalency 


No equivalency shall be granted for Level III. Any trainer taking the Level III course, must be a valid (current) HTCP Level II.  Certification is valid for three (3) years and uses the same expiration dates and rules as the Level I. 

Level III Expiration Date


All HTCP Level I certification expiration dates will be universal. This date will be August 31st/YR and will be for a maximum of three (3) years. 

Requalification


As a minimum standard, participants must re-qualify by participating in an HTCP Level III program format every three years and achieve a passing mark on the exam. If HTCP Level III certification is allowed to lapse for more than one (1) year, the participant must re-certify Level II or use their existing status as a level II to re-qualify for Level II. NOTE: If lapsed beyond this requalification time frame, a participant will be considered NEW and must complete the HTCP Level I full course. 

Subjects include:

  • Practical Team Travel Nutrition

  • Shoulder and Knee Injuries

  • A review of Head, Spinal, and Severe Laceration Injuries

  • Introduction to Athletic Taping Skills

 

Examination:

  • Participants are requested to take the examination home 

  • Grading the examination is conducted by the HDCO or host Member Association.

  • Passing grade is 75%