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Coaches Licenses

Badminton Ontario Provincial Coaches License

The Badminton Ontario Provincial Coaches License identifies coaches that have achieved the minimum standard in coaching and met minimum Safe Sport standards in order to be granted access to coach on court at BON provincial and BCAN national level events.


To be eligible for approval to purchase a BON Provincial Coaches Licenses, coaches must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a BON member in good standing for the season
  2. Be an NCCP Regional Certified badminton coach
  3. Have completed the ‘Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders’ e-learning module within the past 4 years
  4. Obtained a successful Criminal Record Check within the past 2 years
  5. Obtained a successful Vulnerable Sector Screen within the past 2 years

In order to be eligible to coach on court at Badminton Ontario tournaments during the season, coaches must have a valid 2023-2024 Provincial Coaches License.

How to obtain a BON Provincial Coaches License

Step 1 – Review the eligibility criteria and ensure you have met the stated NCCP certification and Safe Sport standards.

Step 2 – Purchase your BON General Membership ($15) for the 2023-2024 season.

Step 3 – Complete the Provincial Coaches License application form (below) to provide the necessary information and documentation for review and approval by Badminton Ontario.

Important! In order to ensure that applications can be reviewed and licenses can be issued in a timely manner, coaches must have completed the application form a minimum of five (5) business days before their first tournament. Coaches will be notified by email whether they have been approved and are eligible to purchase a license.

Step 4 – Once you receive confirmation/approval from Badminton Ontario, purchase your Provincial Coaches License.

Identification Badges
Coach identification badges will be issued as validation of the Provincial Coaches License and will be distributed to coaches by Badminton Ontario staff by mail or in person at tournaments.

How to obtain a Badminton Canada National Coaches License

In order to be eligible to coach at a Badminton Canada national event (e.g. YONEX Junior & Senior Elite or National Championships), all coaches must abide by the Badminton Canada Coach Certification Policy and Coaching Field of Play Policy. 

National Coaches Licenses are administered solely by Badminton Canada. For more information, please visit the Badminton Canada website or contact Janice Dawson at

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Please log in to your account in The Locker to verify your NCCP certification status and ensure you have completed all necessary requirements for Regional Coach certification.

If you have misplaced your proof of completion of the ‘Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders’ e-module, please use the Validation Tool to look up your certification number and date. Please submit this information to Badminton Ontario along with your Provincial Coaches License application as proof of completion.

Yes! All sport leaders must ensure their ‘Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders’ e-learning has been completed within the past 4 years. Coaches can easily get recertified by clicking on the ‘re-certification’ button on the home screen.

Badminton Ontario requires that all coaches complete the ‘Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders’ e-learning and will not accept proof of completion of the CAC’s Safe Sport Training as equivalent education/training. Coaches are highly encouraged to complete both ‘Respect in Sport’ and ‘Safe Sport’ training, if possible.

A Criminal Record Check indicates any criminal convictions, while a Vulnerable Sector Screen is intended for individuals seeking employment or volunteer opportunities with vulnerable persons (e.g. children, youth, persons with disabilities, senior citizens, etc.) This search indicates criminal convictions, outstanding charges or warrants and certain pardoned offenses.

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Badminton Ontario requires the successful completion of an Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) for coaches requesting a Provincial Coaches License. This can be completed through your local police services or conveniently online through Sterling Backcheck. The E-PIC will be valid for two years.

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Coaches should allocate at least two weeks for their E-PIC to process. If a coach wishes to attend an upcoming tournament, they must have completed all the requirements prior to submitting a request for a Provincial Coaches License.

Vulnerable Sector Screens or Vulnerable Sector Checks must be conducted by the individual’s local police service.