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COACHING PERMITS

Coaching or pupil activity permits are required for individuals who will direct, supervise or coach a student activity program that involves athletics, routine or regular physical activity or activities with health and safety considerations. School districts determine which staff members need to have a permit. Those who wish to apply for a permit through the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Educator Licensure must complete the requirements outlined here.

Ohio Department of Education-OH ID Account

Make sure you have an OH-ID Account. If you are certain you do not have a OH-ID account, set one up at www.ohid.ohio.gov  


If you have additional questions about OH|ID or need technical support with your account, contact the Ohio Department of Education at 877-644-6338 or Profile.Help@education.ohio.gov. Additionally, a list frequently asked questions about the integration have been created and are available on the Department’s OH|ID Portal FAQ Help webpage.


TRAINING

1. Fundamentals of Coaching - The National Federation of State High School Associations presents this series of online modules. (One-time training)
2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training​ - Fulfill this requirement through a course approved by the district. TAPEMUP provides training through the American Heart Association
3. First Aid for Coaches -​ ​ Fulfill this requirement through one of the these categories of options outlined below:

  1. Ohio Department of Education-approved pupil activity program. Search for a program during a given time span by entering a beginning and ending date here. TAPEMUP is an approved program.
  2. College or university courses. Courses must be completed within the past three years and be related to first aid or athletic training. 
  3. Medical licenses: The licenses MD, DO, DC, PA, RN, EMT, ATC and SCS fulfill the first aid training requirement
4. Concussion Training - Complete one of the hour-long courses that are free if you follow directions on the Ohio Department of Health websiteThe online courses are each valid for three years. Other related resources are here.

The National Federation of State High School Associations’ training program “
Concussion in Sports”

National Alliance for Youth Sports Concussion Training


National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program “
Heads Up to Youth Sports: Online Training.”

5. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training: The Sudden Cardiac Arrest credential must be completed through the www.OHSAA.org.  The state has mandated that no other course or training material is acceptable.  The process is very simple. There is NO CHARGE for this credential and keeps you in compliance with the state law. 

Watch the following Video:     SUDDEN CARDIAC/LINDSAY'S LAW

and

Complete the Compliance Form:  Sudden Cardiac/Lindsay's Law Form