Those not holding a valid NYS teacher or pupil personnel certification need to apply for a coaching license (volunteers, nurses, teaching assistants, community members, etc.) through TEACH Online Services.
- Valid First Aid
- Valid CPR Certification
- Workshop: Child Abuse Identification
- Workshop: School Violence Intervention and Prevention (SAVE)
- Workshop: Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
- Fingerprint Clearance
- Optional: School District Recommendation
Candidates may only be appointed if there are no certified teachers available with experience and qualifications to coach the sport.
There is now a separate fee for each sport coached.
NOTE: All three coaching courses (Principles, Philosophy, and Organization of Athletics in Education; Health Sciences for Coaching and Theory & Techniques of Coaching for specific sports) must be completed within five (5) years of the effective date of the 1st Temporary Coaching License. Each Temporary coaching license is valid for one year and can be renewed for up to four additional years while completing the requirements for the Professional Coaching License.
B. Professional Coaching License
If you held at least two temporary coaching licenses in the same sport and have at least three seasons coaching under those temporary licenses, you may be eligible for a Professional Coaching License in the same sport as the temporary licenses. Apply for the
appropriate license on the TEACH system.
C. Equivalent Experience
Applicants who have taken college-level coaching courses similar to the NYS required coursework may request a review of transcripts and course descriptions from the State Education Department (SED) for equivalent experience.
UAll applications must be done online.
B. Apply for Certificate.
C. If you have applied for a temporary license
Please submit all required documentation/forms (no paper application) to your athletic director. Your athletic director will forward your documentation
along with a cover sheet to Erie 1 BOCES for processing.
If you have applied for a professional license, or a professional license renewal, please submit all
documentation directly to Erie 1 BOCES for processing.
D. For the Temporary license or Temporary license renewal
You must have a commitment from a School District for employment. The School District will enter a Superintendent Statement into TEACH. Your application will not be complete without receipt of this electronic statement.
E. You and your school district will be able to check your TEACH account to determine the status of your application.
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