Professional Development

Opportunities are available for instructors to pursue their professional development. You can view a full list of opportunities on the Recertify page of our website. We will also post other opportunities below as they become available:

There are currently no opportunities available.

If you have a professional development opportunity that you would like us to list on our website, please email

Sail Canada

CanSail instructors can access additional resources through their locker on the Sail Canada website.

Course BC Sailing Financial Assistance Program*

The purpose of the financial assistance program is to allow sailors to continue to participate in a sailing program at a BC Sailing member club or school. This could include a learn-to program and/or a race team.


*This program is currently under review.

BC High School Credits Program

The External Sport Credentials Program (ESCP) gives students the opportunity to earn graduation credits for approved levels of competition as an athlete, coach and/or official. Click below for details on how to earn high school credits for sailing, coaching, and officiating:


BC Sailing High School Credits Program


Additional Info From the Province of BC


How to Earn Credits


High School Credit Application

Safety at Sea Resources

Coming soon

Responsible Coaching

BC Sailing is a champion of the Responsible Coaching Movement. Part of ensuring a safe sport experience for participants is ethics training for instructors and coaches. In addition to the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions module and online test, there are additional ethics training courses available online. Both of these courses are recognized by Sail Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada. These courses are optional at this time.


  • Respect in Sport (3 PD points) – the link to this course is found by logging on to your Sail Canada profile