WHAT IS THE CMP NATIONAL REGISTRY?
The CMP National Registry consists of all of the people,
including student-athletes who have successfully completed a CMP Concussion Management Certification Course and who have
continued to participate in the CMP
Continuing Education Program
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE NATIONAL REGISTRY?
The CMP National Registry was established in order to
verify that the people who are members in good standing have a
common standard when it comes to their qualifications and
training with respect to the fundamental concepts of
sport-related concussion management.
We have also taken full advantage of modern technology to
develop a facilitator-lead video-enhanced internet-based
instructional model to ensure that no matter where you receive
our training, it will be consistent.
The CMP Concussion Management Certification Course
- comprehensive training that we feel provides a
fundamental understanding of the way the brain functions and
what happens when we suffer a brain injury;
framework for the identification and rehabilitation of
student-athletes who suffer an injury that causes a concussion;
- a continuing education program that ensures that all of
our members in good standing are receiving regular
up-dates on the latest development in the field of
By having a National Registry, it does not
matter where you go in the world, the fact that you are a
member in good standing of the CMP National Registry tells
others that you are well qualified to be responsible for
coaching student-athletes who are involved in sports or
activities where there is a risk of concussion. It also tells
people that no matter when you completed your certification
course, you have taken part in a continuing education program
to remain informed and updated with respect to new
developments in concussion management. Your original training
has been continuously upgraded through this enhanced program.
This is not a one-time training program. It is part of a
life-long learning program.
And, whereas all schools and organizations which
are covered by the CMP Student-Athlete Concussion Management
Program will be expected to maintain the same high standards, it means that you will be qualified to coach their
teams or participate as a player on their teams if you are a
member in good standing of the CMP National Registry.
WHO MUST BE A CMP CERTIFIED MEMBER?
To be a coach:
One of the conditions of the CMP Student-Athlete
Concussion Management Program is that at least two members of
the coaching staff of any "designated contact sport or
activity" must be members of the CMP National Registry.
We recommend that the school or organization make it a requirement that all
members of the coaching staff become certified, but we want to
make sure that at least two are present at each game and
practice. It doesn't matter where you received your original training as
long as you are a member in good standing.
To be a player:
Student-Athletes who wish to play for a team that is
covered by the CMP Student-Athlete Concussion Management Program must
not only be a member of the National Registry, they must also have
recorded a valid Baseline ImPACT test that is less than two
years old by the end of the relevant season with the team they
wish to play for.
HOW CAN A PERSON BECOME A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL REGISTRY?
You can contact the School CMP Leader
(usually the Principal or Vice-Principal)
at any member
secondary school and ask to attend an upcoming CMP Concussion
Management Certification Course that will be offered at the
If you are part of a minor sport organization, you will
contact one of the Association CMP Leaders for information
about when the next training sessions are scheduled to take
These courses are being offered several times each year so
that individuals from the staff and/or community who wish to
coach one of the school's designated teams or one of the
organization's teams may become CMP
Therefore, if you feel you would like to volunteer in any
capacity with a team at a member school or organization, you will have
an opportunity to become a member of the CMP National
Registry and that membership will be recognized anywhere in
the world where we have member schools or organizations.