The November 15 deadline does not apply to this qualification!  This certification must be valid prior to any bench/coaching staff being on the ice with a team and a coach will not be rostered without a valid RIS-AL.

This is required for all bench staff and is not the same certification as the Respect in Sport-Parent program.

In April 2021, Hockey Alberta extended the expiration date of all valid Respect in Sport - Activity Leader certifications by one year. Therefore, if RIS-AL was taken in the 2017-2018 season, it is now valid until May 1, 2022 and re-certification to coach for the 2021-2022 season will no longer be required.  This change is only reflected in the Hockey Canada Registry and will not be seen in an individual's Respect in Sport account as the change is specific to Hockey Alberta only.  To verify your RIS-AL expiry date, please check your e-Hockey account.

If you have any questions concerning the RIS-AL certification, please visit Hockey Alberta's website for more information.

If you encounter any problems in your efforts to re-certify please send an email to:


Hockey Alberta is responsible for the training and development of coaches, including all NCCP levels, the Hockey Canada Safety Program and the Checking Skills Program.

Please visit the Hockey Alberta website for coaching requirements to ensure that you are certified for the right age category.

All coach clinics/qualifications (including Respect in Sport-Activity Leader), Criminal Record Checks (Police Information Check) as well as rostered team history can be viewed on your HCR 3.0 account.

Only those individuals listed on the Official Team Roster are covered by Hockey Canada’s liability insurance therefore any person who will regularly step on the bench or the ice must be registered as a team official. This includes Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches. Glenlake no longer has an On-Ice Volunteer position.

Important:  A maximum of five (5) team officials may be present on the bench during games.

*Checking Skills Qualification requires both HU-Online course and in-person clinic.

Respect in Sport - Activity Leader must be valid prior to being rostered and on the ice with a team.

At least one registered team official must be certified in Safety by October 15 and be present at all games and practices.  it is highly recommended that multiple members of the team coaching staff obtain this certification.

NOTE: Coach certification deadline is November 15.

All Head Coaches are required to take the HU - Planning a Safe Return to Hockey course. This a free 20-minute online program which looks at key information coaches and associations need to know in order to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 in the hockey environment. This course can be found on Hockey Canada’s eHockey website.

To register for a coaching clinic please click here.



Glenlake Hockey coaches are required to complete an electronic Police Information Check (ePIC) online through the Calgary Police Service. ePIC allows applicants the convenience of applying online to submit their applications 24/7 from any location. Applicants can monitor the status of their application, any time, through their own personal account. Here is a convenient link to ePIC:

As part of your application, you will be required to upload a letter to the Calgary Police Service with your name and volunteer role on Glenlake's letterhead. You can obtain a copy of this letter from Glenlake's Administrator at Please type your name onto the letter and then save the letter so you can upload it as part of your submission.

If you run into problems completing the ePIC process, please contact

Thank you.