As per BC Hockey requirements, every BMHA team requires the following rostered team officials:

  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coaches
  • Manager
  • Hockey Canada Safety Person (HCSP)

Team Official Qualifications

BC Hockey and Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association (PCAHA) provides certification requirements each the various team official roles.

Some certifications can be completed online (e.g., Respect in Sport, CATT) while others require attending a hosted clinic (e.g. coaching levels).   For more information on the various clinics, please visit BC Hockey’s clinic page for the most up-to-date information.

How to Apply for Clinics & Hockey Canada ID

You will require a “HOCKEY CANADA REGISTRY # (HCR#)”.  If you play for ASHL or were involved in any minor hockey association in the past, you will already have a number.  If you do not have one, please email with the following information

  • SUBJECT LINE:   New Team Official - Requiring HCR#
  • Full Name
  • Email address
  • Home address
  • Phone number(s)
  • Birthdate (YYYY-MM-DDj
  • Gender

Starting with the 2021 season, Hockey Canada will be using the new Hockey Canada Registry (HCR 3.0) platform for clinic registration.   Please visit HCR 3.0 to register for the various clinics.

Criminal Record Check

As part of our risk management process it is mandatory that all BMHA volunteers complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) every 3 seasons.

The CRC can be completed online via the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) Online.  Please select "Request a New Record Criminal Check".  Once submitted, the results will be forwarded to the BMHA Risk Manager.   An indication of processing times can be found here.



If your fingerprints are required, take with you a copy of the BMHA Volunteer Letter when you go to the main RCMP Branch, 6355 Deer Lake Avenue (8am to 8pm,  days a week) or any community detachment within Burnaby, along with 2 pieces of government-issued ID (one must have a picture of yourself) and proof of Burnaby residency.

Please contact if you have any questions or require assistance.

Clinic Fee Reimbursement

Registering for clinics will require you pay online at time of registration.  BMHA will reimburse rostered Team Officials for completion of their required certifications.


HCSP & RIS Reimbursements

For Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP) and Respect In Sport (RIS) clinic costs, please email with your name, team that you were rostered to, and a copy of your receipt and completion certificate, along with the address to which to mail your cheque all contained within one email.


Coach Clinics Reimbursements

Thank you for all of your continued hard work, best wishes to you and your teams the remainder of the season.  For coaches to receive reimbursements and certifications for this season, please use the link below to complete information, submit receipts and if needed attach any workbook materials for verification for final certification.  Please note that Coach 2 workbook should be completed and submitted by the end of day on Sunday, Feb 20th.

BMHA Coach Certification, Verification and Reimbursement Form Link 

Thank you for your patience and apologies if your email was missed.  We appreciate all your time and hard work this season.