There are currently no minimum qualification requirements for coaches participating in the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships and Masters weightlifting competitions sanctioned by the IWF. However, competition directors may restrict the number of coaches in the warm-up room and/or in the training facilities.

Coaches are encouraged to have at minimum the Competition Introduction (Comp-Intro) certification.

For more information:

NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability

Weightlifting Canada   

Weightlifting Canada - Coaches National Certification Program 

Bc Weightlifting - Coaches Resources

Alberta Weightlifting - Coaches Resources

Sask Weightlifting - Coaching

Manitoba Weightlifting - Coaching info

Ontario Weightlifting - Coaching info & certification

Quebec Weightlifting Federation - Coaching

New Brunswick Weightlifting Association

Weightlifting Nova Scotia - Coaching

Newfoundland Weightlifting

Coaches, whether certified or not, are invited to consult the Anti-Doping Education section of this website to be well aware of their responsibilities as coaches.

Coaches and their athletes are expected to collaboratively work together to ensure a complete understanding of their responsibilities.  Anti-doping education is an integral part of effective coaching.