Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP)
Hockey Canada Safety Program – Level I is now a four-hour online program referred to as “Hockey University – Online Safety”.
This program is a great introduction to team safety, injury recognition and important information for anyone who wishes to be a team Safety Person. From the Fair Play Code and Code of Ethics, to Safety at the Rink, Injury Management and the Emergency Action Plan, this program gives you the information and confidence needed to be the go-to-person on your team for health, wellness, injury recognition,safe and proper recovery and return to play procedures. The role of the team safety person may be one of the following:
- Assistant Coach
- Parent who helps out
- Team Manager
- Drivers - for out-of-town games
All Hockey Alberta teams must have one (1) person registered to their team that has completed the Hockey Canada Safety Program and be at all games.
Certification is based on 100% completion of the online Hockey University- Safety program. There is no equivalency for this course.
The certification for this program is valid for a period of three (3) hockey seasons from the date completion (expiring on September 1st).
For those that have previously taken the in person Hockey Canada Safety Program and have since had certification expire, completion of the Hockey University-Safety course will be required.
Those that have completed Level 1, and have current Standard First-Aid, or are medical professionals are eligible to apply for Level 2 status and extend their expiration date.
The Level II component of the Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP) is given to those who have completed the Hockey Canada Safety Program - Level 1 and have a minimum of current Standard First Aid, or are medical professionals.
Each participant wanting to be recognized at Level 2 must provide proof of certification to the Hockey Alberta office. The participant will then be updated to Level 2 on their Hockey Canada record, and provided a record of their new level and expiry date, as long as their Hockey Canada Safety Program is valid at that time. This level will extend their HCSP certification to a maximum of six years.