Coach Credentialing

Cheer Nova Scotia offers coaches credentialing 3 times per year, aiming for:

  • February

  • May

  • November

It is the gym owner's responsibility to ensure their coaches are credentialed.

Questions? Email: certification@cheerns.com

Registration for the February 2023 credentialing session is now open!

All details on how to register and course requirements can be found in our updated Information & Registration document below. There are no newly required courses from the last session, which was held in November 2022; however, there is a new non-refundable $10 registration fee.

If you are a prospective coach, being re-certified, leveling up, etc. please ensure you start completing all of the course requirements ASAP. Even if you are only a Coach in Training, these courses are extremely helpful and will help when it comes time to be certified.

The Making Ethical Decisions course and evaluation should be started immediately as this course has manual requirements that are outside our control.


Our next session is tentatively planned for late May 2023.

If you have any questions regarding the credentialing process, please email: certification@cheerns.com.

Note: Outside of credentialing sessions, the certification email is checked infrequently. During credentialing sessions there is approx. a 24-72 hr delay with responses.

Below you can find the most recent information document which includes all of the required info on how to register for credentialing. The document includes NEW requirements as of January 2023. We always update the Information Package when we officially announce Registration is open for the following session. Below there are the 2021-23 IASF Cheer Legality Rules, a Safe Sport video and presentation, and the related study material for the online credentialing test.

Information and Registration Presentation - February 2023

Info & Registration - February 2023
IASF-2021-23-Rules-FInal-.pdf
Sideline FAQ
Tumbling Levels 1-4 Study Guide - Oct 2019.pdf
Building Skills Levels 1-4 Study Guide - Oct 2019.pdf
Safe Sport - Cheer NS - Mike Hudson.pptx
2020-01-13 15.09 Safe Sport Meeting (1).mp4
Sideline FAQ
Practical Experience Form (Hours Sheet).pdf
Practical Experience Challenge Form .pdf