Team Officials Certifications

  • RiS (Respect in Sport)
  • CATT (Concussion Awareness Training Tool)
  • HCSP (Hockey Canada Safety Program)
  • CRC (Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Persons Check)
  • Safe Return to Hockey
  • Coaching Clinics

**IMPORTANT: ALL team officials must have their Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) completed, current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Persons Check prior to any participation with their team.  This must be completed before they can be rostered to a team in the Hockey Canada Registry. Respect in Sport Certification must be obtained as soon as possible, and no later than December 1st.

Salmon Arm Minor Hockey will reimburse teams for all certification costs.

Team Official Certification List - here.

RIS (Respect in Sport) Activity Leaders certification will automatically expire on July 31 annually, 5 years from the date of your original certification. You must have the course completed by Dec 1st. Failure to complete course by this date will have you removed from the team roster.

CATT (Concussion Awareness Training Tool) is a great resource for learning more about concussions as a Coach, Parent, Player. Print a copy of your certificate and email to SAMHA

HCSP (Hockey Canada Safety Program) The HCSP training program provides participants with information they need to promote and implement improved safety, risk management and injury-prevention practices in hockey. Hockey Canada has adopted the safety program as a mandatory program to show its commitment to improving the safety and enjoyment of the game. This program must be successfully completed every 3 years in order to be a team's safety person, even if the individual is a medical professional.

CRC (eCRC Criminal Record Check) must be successfully completed every 5 years in order to be a team official. Referees are staying at three (3) years. If you are unsure that your CRC is valid for this coming year, please contact In minor hockey, criminal records checks are now good for five years. Players or referees under 18 years old do not have to complete a criminal record check.

  • Please complete the CRC online.  Access Code: HKAWJTDAF6

Coaching Clinics

There are many coaching clinics available, from the coach just starting their career to the seasoned veteran. BC Hockey provides all the levels you will need for your minor hockey coaching career.

Get started here.

Many coaching clinics are available prior to and throughout the hockey season, not only Salmon Arm but surrounding communities.

Please find a Hockey Canada clinic in your area.