RACE LICENSE APPLICATION
A Nordiq Canada race license entitles you to compete in nationally sanctioned races like provincial cups and the Canada Cup series. The race license comes with added bonuses, like race seeding, inclusion in ranking lists, and eligibility for Canada Points List (CPL) points.
Depending on your age and nationality, the Nordiq Canada Race License costs $35 – $75. Race licenses are valid July 1 to June 30 each year. Make sure you join your club before applying for the Nordiq Canada race license – the license is only valid if you are a current club member.
New this year and as part of our joint commitment to making cross country ski racing safe and welcoming for all, race license holders commit to following the Nordiq Canada SafeSport policies and taking the Coaches Association of Canada’s free Safe Sport e-learning module (~ 90 minutes) and Understanding the Rule of Two e-learning module (~ 20 minutes) within 30 days of purchasing their race license. These modules are available in The Locker. You will need to create an NCCP number in the Locker before taking the courses.
FIS licenses are purchased at the same time as the Nordiq Canada Race License. To be eligible to purchase a FIS licence you must have reached your 16th birthday before the end of the calendar year (1st January – 31st December) in which the season ends.
Athletes who want to earn FIS points, receive prize money in the Open category of a Nordiq Cup (COC), or qualify for a Nordiq Canada Trip Selection will need to purchase a FIS license. FIS licenses take up to 72 hours to process. You can verify that your FIS license has been activated on the athlete section of the FIS website.
To be eligible for FIS points, athletes must include their Nordiq Canada Race License and their FIS license numbers when registering for events. If you forget to include your license numbers when you register for a race, you will need to pay an administration fee to have your results adjusted.
Nordiq Canada Race License
Issued to Nordiq Canada members U16+. The license entitles qualified racers to enter Tier 1 and 2 competitions. The race license holder is eligible for Canada Points List (CPL) or Para CPL points and resulting seeding when competing in Tier 1 and Tier 2 events.
Nordiq Canada Development License
Issued to Nordiq Canada members in the U14 category and, where developmentally applicable, younger athletes. The license entitles qualified racers to enter Tier 2 competitions. The race license holder is eligible for CPL or Para CPL points and resulting seeding when competing in Tier 2 competitions.
Nordiq Canada Associate License
The license is issued by Nordiq Canada to foreign racers who do not belong to a Nordiq Canada club. The license entitles qualified racers to enter Tier 1 and 2 competitions. The race license holder is eligible for CPL or Para CPL points and resulting seeding when competing in Tier 1 or 2 competitions.
Para Nordic License
To compete in FIS PSS sanctioned races, Para nordic athletes and guides need a Nordiq Canada Race License and a FIS PSS license.
If you have been IPCNS/FIS PSS licensed before, simply contact us and we can apply for you in the IFIS PSS online licensing system. If you have not been FIS PSS licensed before, you must complete the IPC Athlete Eligibility Agreement (version two), available in the Document Centre, and then contact us to complete the process.
Athletes with a Visual Impairment Using a Guide
Visually impaired athletes with a Nordiq Canada Race Licence must also purchase a guide license. The guide license is transferable between the athlete’s guides; to be valid, each guide must sign a waiver at his or her first race of the season. If the regular and only guide of the athlete has a Nordiq Canada Race License, the athlete does not need to purchase the guide license.
For FIS PSS licensing, all guides must follow the FIS Para Nordic Licensing process, as they are licensed as any other Para nordic athlete.
Nordiq Canada Event License
Event Licenses can be purchased when registering for individual events and are only valid for the competition day for which it is issued.
Tier 2 Event License
Formerly known as Supporting Member Day License (SMDL), this license is applied to Tier 2 competitions and is reserved for competitors U14 and older who do not hold any type of Nordiq Canada Race license. The license is only valid for the competition day for which it is issued and does not allow for CPL point accumulation.
Tier 3 Event License
This license is applied to Tier 3 competitions and is required of all participants in a Tier 3 event, regardless of whether they hold any type of Nordiq Canada Race License. The license is only valid for the competition day for which it is issued.
|CANADIAN CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS*||TO EARN FIS POINTS, YOU WILL NEED:||TO EARN CPL / PCPL POINTS, YOU WILL NEED:||TO JUST RACE, YOU WILL NEED:|
Tier 1 Events
FIS and Nordiq Canada sanctioned events. Open Categories only
||U16+: A Nordiq Canada Race Licence||U16+: A Nordiq Canada Race Licence|
Tier 2 Events
Nordiq Canada and Division Sanctioned Event
Tier 3 Events
|NA||NA||ALL participants require a Tier 3 Event License. These are sold at the time of race registration.|
*Foreign skiers please refer to the Nordiq Canada Race License Policy for licensing requirements.