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)
  • 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.

RiS (Respect in Sport) certification will automatically expire on July 31 annually, five (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 three (3) years in order to be a team's safety person, even if the individual is a medical professional.

CRC (Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Persons Check (PDF)) must be successfully completed every five (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 find the Volunteer Consent Package (PDF).

Print a copy of your submission form and email to SAMHA. Failure to show proof of submission will deem you ineligible for the team roster.

  • Please complet the CRC online using the SAMHA Access Code: FY4HH6R6BN
  • Criminal Record Check Form (fill and print) with cover letter is also available. ***ONLY USE PAPER CRC IF REQUESTED TO DO SO***

Most submissions will be complete after this. However in some situations you may be prompted online or by mail that you required to complete one (1) or all of the following:

UNABLE TO VERIFY - PLEASE PRINT OUT: If you experience issues with the online program verifying your information, it may request you to print out the application. If this occurs please sign and email or mail, along with two scanned copies of two (2) pieces of government issued I.D. to:

BC Hockey
6671 Oldfield Road
Saanichton BC V8M 2A1.

BC Hockey will then forward these copies to the Ministry of Justice.

If requested to provide proof of identification, please email legible scan or photo of two (2) pieces of government issued I.D. to: with your session ID Number. BC Hockey will forward these copies to the Ministry of Justice and issue a ‘Temporary’ CRC approval, which will allow for HCOP clinic registration.

If requested to complete Finger Printing, please do so at your local Police detachment ASAP. Send confirmation of your finger print submission to There may be a charge for the finger printing service dependent upon the police station you visit. Should you wish to be provided a letter of reference that identifies you as a volunteer with BC Hockey to assist in a waiving of this fee please send your request to

If you are 18 or younger criminal record checks must be manually.
Fill out the form CRC form for 18 or younger , ensure all areas are completed and signed.

Then email or mail the signed form along with scanned copies of two (2) pieces of government issued I.D. to:

BC Hockey
6671 Oldfield Road
Saanichton BC V8M 2A1.

BC Hockey will then forward these copies to the Ministry of Justice. You will receive an email confirmation that the forms have been received. As well as a confirmation when the completed and approved forms have been received back from the Ministry of Justice. This process can take 4-6 weeks.

Criminal Record Checks are due every five (5) years. BC HOCKEY sends three (3) notices directly to the ON-ICE OFFICIAL. One goes out in February, notifying all officials that have a CRC expiry this July of that fact. The second will go out at the end of June to any Official that has not submitted as of February. That will be one (1) month in advance of the July 31 expiry. A third notice will go out in August for anyone that did not comply.

An official that will be 18 years of age or older as of December 31st of the current calendar year requires a CRC. The officials that are 17 turning 18 are given notices similar to those above. Officials can apply for their CRC when they are still 17 and anyone 18 years or under requesting a CRC have a specific form that requires parental consent to submit the CRC. The specific information for 18 year of age and is also located on the CRC information page. Anyone 19 years or older can use the full online submission process.

***We do not send out a list of delinquents for CRCs anymore because an ON-ICE OFFICIAL is required to have a CRC prior to registration for a clinic. Therefore, they cannot certify without a valid CRC. Anyone that is actively certified has a CRC***

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. Let's get started...

Many coaching clinics are available prior to and throughout the hockey season, not only Salmon Arm but surrounding communities.  Please find a clinic in your area.