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-SAFE Account
Make sure you have a SAFE Account. If you are certain you do not have a SAFE account, set one up at https://safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal
If you have a SAFE Account but do not remember the user name or password, follow the prompts in the blue sign-in box on the SAFE portal to reset your password. Please do not set up a second SAFE account. If you need assistance, you may contact (877) 644-6338 or email to SAFE.firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRN: Ask your district for its Information Retrieval Number (IRN).
|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 four categories of options outlined below:|
|4. Concussion Training - Complete one of the hour-long courses that are free if you follow directions on the Ohio Department of Health website. The 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
Complete the Compliance Form: Sudden Cardiac/Lindsay's Law Form