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ACP Accreditation Summary

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Step 1 - Associate Pro Accreditation

Prerequisites: Criminal Records Check, Safe Sport, Curling Experience*

*Although they do not need to have strong competitive resumes, Associate Pro candidates are still expected to be experienced curlers with the ability to demonstrate sound delivery and sweeping skills.

Online Courses: Asynchronous (2/Month – May to July)

  • The Curling Industry
  • Club Programming 1
  • Technical Development 1
  • Tactical Development 1
  • Teaching Pedagogy 1
  • Curling Coordination

Other Training: ACP Weekend 1 (August), Career Workshop

Evaluation: Portfolio Project 1, Making Ethical Decisions (MED) Test

Outcomes: Associate Pro Accreditation, Competition Coach (Certified)

Step 2 - (Option A) Club Pro Accreditation

Prerequisites: Associate Pro Accreditation, Education/Experience*

*A post-secondary degree or diploma in business or sport administration is recommended, but candidates with relevant work and/or volunteer experience will also be accepted.

Online Courses: Asynchronous (1/Month – October to March)

  • Club Programming 2
  • Club Marketing
  • Club Operations
  • Club Finances
  • Pro Shop Retailing 
  • Leadership & Governance

Other Training: Mentor Meetings, ACP Weekend 2 (April)

Evaluation: Portfolio Project 2, Rules Test

Outcome: Club Pro Accreditation

Step 2 - (Option B) Teaching Pro Accreditation

Prerequisites: Associate Pro Accreditation, Competitive Credentials*

*In order to have the necessary credibility with employers and clients, Teaching Pro candidates must have appropriate Competitive Credentials (see details in Year 2 Curriculum).

Online Courses: Asynchronous (1/Month – October to March)

  • Club Programming 2
  • Technical Development 2
  • Tactical Development 2
  • Teaching Pedagogy 2
  • Pro Shop Retailing
  • Teaching Business Management

Other Training: Mentor Meetings, ACP Weekend 2 (April), Career Workshop

Evaluation: Portfolio Project 2, Rules Test

Outcome: Teaching Pro Accreditation

Step 3 - Master Pro Accreditation

Prerequisites: Club or Teaching Pro Accreditation, Pro Experience*

*Candidates must have 5 years of work experience as a Club and/or Teaching Pro, with approved Professional Development. They must also be willing to take on an ACP Leadership role as needed:

Leadership Roles*:

  • ACP Weekend Instructor
  • ACP Weekend Host
  • Associate Pro Mentor
  • e-Conference Presenter
  • ACP Event Leader
  • ACP Advisory Board

*Serving in any of these roles also fulfills the ACP’s annual Professional Development requirements.

Outcome: Master Pro Accreditation