How to be an NROC Coach

Admission Requirements

There are two categories of NROC membership namely provisional and full membership. To be eligible for the National Registry of Coaches (NROC), coaches need to submit an online application with the following requirements:

Provisional Membership

Full Membership

Values and Principles in Sport (VPS) or its equivalent1: The VPS workshop is a module within the SG-Coach Theory Level 1 course which covers the topics on coaching philosophy, appropriate behaviours of coaches, teaching of values through Game-For-Life framework, information on Ministry of Education’s 21st Century Competencies Framework and Student Outcomes, and introduction to anti-doping. Certificates which are deemed as its equivalent are SG-Coach Theory Level 1 Certificate which includes the VPS module, National Standards in Youth Sports for Coaching in Singapore Schools Certificate and Certificate of Attendance for Building Capacity of Coaches and Instructors (BCCI)’ Workshop.


Application Procedures

Please apply for NROC membership online through SportSync which features coach's profile management, application tracking and online payment services. For answers to Frequently-Asked-Questions, please click here.

For technical assistance, please visit this page.

All applicants will be notified of the results of applications via email and successful applicants will receive a membership card mailed to his residential address.

Please note that due to a high volume of applications, it may take between 3 to 4 weeks for your application to be processed (this may take longer if your application was found to be incomplete).

For general NROC enquiries, or if you require assistance in person, please email us at

Foreign Coaches

The rules of admission requirements above is applicable to all applicants.

Additionally, the foreign applicant is required to submit a valid Work Pass or Letter of Consent for coaching from Ministry of Manpower stating that the person is authorised to offer coaching services.

Membership Fees

  • For Provisional Membership, no membership fee is required during the three-year term. A coach may convert to full NROC membership once he/she had attained the required certification before the expiry of the provisional membership. A coach whom had successfully converted from provisional to full membership will enjoy a three-year term immediately with no membership fee required.
  • For full Membership, no membership fee is required for the initial three-year term. A renewal fee of $60.00 applies for subsequent blocks of each three-year terms. All fees paid are not refundable.

Standard First Aid (including AED)

As injuries and other emergencies could occur during coaching practice, it is essential that coaches are trained in the knowledge and skills in Standard First Aid, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and usage of Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This will better prepare coaches for emergency situations and manage the risks involved in sports coaching. 

Sport Singapore requires all NROC-registered coaches to have a valid Standard First Aid certificate. The minimum number of hours spent on the Standard First Aid course should not be less than 21 hours long with a theoretical examination and practical assessment including AED, CPR and bandaging of wounds.

View a list of Sport Singapore Recognised First Aid Courses


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