Canada Soccer B Licence

From Canada Soccer:

Coaching Stream:
Performance Stream

Course Duration:
Minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 18 months work. Online modules + In situ demonstrations of competency recorded and submitted via video + Online course work + Video mentorship with a Canada Soccer Learning Facilitator

Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the B Licence, the coach will be able to demonstrate the competencies associated with coaching and managing individual players and small groups of players in the Performance Stream, including designing, delivering and reflecting on all aspects of on and off field activities.

Target Candidate:
Those coaches working actively working with players aged 18+ in a University, College or Club/Academy environment

Admission Criteria:
Successful candidates are required to have the following certifications:

  • Canada Soccer ‘C’ Licence (or higher certification)
  • Active Start, Fundamentals and Learn to Train Community Stream Workshops (2019 – strongly recommended; 2020 – required)

Course Fee(note:If you hold the B Licence – Level 1, you will only be required to pay the Practical fee)
$1,500 (Theory) + $1,500 (Practical)

Cost includes:
Access to online learning management system; Canada Soccer branded Nike kit (not including boots and trainers); access to Canada Soccer session planning software (1-year subscription); all course components and equipment, including notebooks and course material; lunch on each day of the in-person workshops.

To apply:
Complete the Canada Soccer Coach Education Application

If you are a coach who has completed the B1 workshop & evaluation and would like to take the B2 workshop while still available please note Canada Soccer will be doing an intake in NOVEMBER for a workshop that will be taking place January to June 2022.  Please contact Jim Loughlin at to register or find out more information.

For more information on the Canada Soccer B Licence, click here

Coaches who successfully complete the B1 workshop training requirements are eligible to progress to the evaluation process if they choose. Coaches who complete all training requirements and pass the evaluation achieve certification. Evaluation is based upon:

  1. Practice Session – completed via live presentation
  2. Laws of the Game Exam (if not already completed within the workshop)

Candidates receive their results electronically. Unsuccessful candidates may apply for re-evaluation twice and full evaluation fees will apply on their second re-evaluation (if necessary).

Evaluation Dates

  • Phase 3 Evaluation (May 1 to July 31, 2021)    Registration Closed
  • Phase 4 Evaluation (August 1 to October 31, 2021)   Registration Closed
  • Phase 1 Evaluation (November 1 to January 30, 2022) Registration Closed
  • Phase 2 Evaluation (February 1 to April 30, 2022) CLICK HERE to register

Each evaluation Phase is 3 months long.   If the candidate is not confident they can carry this out within the 3 month period, they are asked to register for a later phase that will allow them to complete in this time frame.

For Evaluation Inquiries please email the Manager of Coach Education

Evaluation FAQ’s

How do I start the Evaluation Process?

To start the evaluation process the coach applies by registering for an Alberta Soccer Coach Evaluation Phase in the Locker through the Coaches Association of Canada.  Pre-Requisite: Canada Soccer B1 Licence Trained designation

Each evaluation Phase is 3 months long and the candidate must be able to submit a session plan, attend pre-brief with an evaluator, submit the final session plan and schedule a live presentation time / de-brief within this time frame.  If the candidate is not confident they can carry this out within the 3 month period, they are asked to register for a later block that will allow them to complete in this time frame.

On the first day of the evaluation block (or upon registration), the candidate will receive an email from the Alberta Soccer Manager of Coach Education within 48 hours. This email will detail the evaluation outline as well as the session submission and presentation guidelines/process.

What do I need to Submit for the Evaluation Process? 

The candidate will submit the following to their assigned Coach Evaluator via email, and upload to the Alberta Soccer coach education platform. 

  • Upload the Session Plan and Emergency Action Plan (EAP) to the Alberta Soccer platform (One Drive folder provided by Coach Evaluator)

What are the Next Steps?

  • A pre-brief will be set up with Coach Evaluator in which session plan and EAP will be reviewed.  At that time a live presentation date will be set up with Coach Evaluator.
  • Candidates will present their session plan live to the Coach Evaluator.  After the presentation the Coach Evaluator will debrief.
  • If successful, Alberta Soccer will do all the necessary checks and update the CAC Locker (B1 License only) and Canada Soccer.  The candidate will then receive credit in their NCCP transcript.