School and Education
External Sports Credits
The External Sport Credentials Program (ESCP) provides opportunities for student/participants to earn graduation credits by reaching a standard in Ministry of Education approved external courses in the categories of athlete, coach and official. This program is administered and monitored by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development - Sport Branch.
- Complete the online application form on the BC Hockey website
- BC Hockey verifies coach, official or player eligibility
- BC Hockey emails an approval letter to the school contact submitted on the applicant's online application form
Player Eligibility Guidelines
Regional or Zone Select Teams
Provincial Teams or National Teams
|U18 TEAM BC Open Camp - Female||U18 Team BC Provincial Camp - Female||Aboriginal Team BC - Female/ Male|
|BCEHL U18 AAA Programs - Female/Male||U16 Team BC Provincial Camp - Male||U18 Team BC - Female|
|U16 BC Cup Male||National U17 Development Camp Female||National Team Invitation Pool Female/ Male (U17, U18, or U20)|
|Junior B Programs||Junior A Programs|
|Major Junior Programs|
This chart is meant as a guide and does not include all eligibility information. Once a student has received credit for a particular level within the athlete, official or coach categories, he or she cannot receive additional credits for duplicate participation.
Officials Eligibility Guidelines
Students must supply verification of practical experience and contact information of their local Referee in Chief or District Referee Committee Member in the online application form.
Coach Eligibility Guidelines
Students must supply verification of practical experience and contact information of their association head coach in the online application form.
Student coaches seeking to earn credit under the Coach 11 category must ensure they have completed all the required components and send their proof of completion (copy of NCCP certifications, practical coach experience verification letter and Make-Ethical Decisions “evaluated”) to the Sport Branch. The Sport Branch representative will review the submitted documentation and issue a verification letter directly to the student if the student has fulfilled all the requirements.
Make Ethical Decisions “evaluated” – once a student coach receives a NCCP # from the Coaches.