Non-Teacher Coaching Certification Process
Individuals who do not hold a valid NYS teaching certification and are interested in becoming a coach, whether it is a head, assistant, or a volunteer coach, must obtain a coaching license through the New York State Education Department. The following information details the process that must be followed in order to obtain a coaching license.
In order to be approved by the Alden CSD Board of Education, a license must have been issued by the NYSED. An individual may not perform the duties of a coach until this requirement has been met.
You must have an offer of employment to be issued a license.
Each sport requires a separate license approval.
There may be a fee associated with several steps of the process.
There are 6 steps to take in order to complete the licensing process.
Step 1: Create an account with the NYSED TEACH System
The following link will take you through a step by step tutorial on setting up this account.http://www.e1b.org/Portals/0/Files%20by%20Division/Human%20Resources/Certification/Setting%20up%20a%20TEACH%20Account%201-8-13.pdf
This account will allow you to track your progress as you complete the licensing steps. You will also apply for fingerprinting and your license at a later step using this account.
Step 2: Complete the following workshops.
Child Abuse Identification workshop
Step 3: Complete the Fingerprinting Process
The following link will provide you with detailed information about this process offered by Erie 1 BOCES.http://www.e1b.org/OurServices/ByDivision/ManagementServices/FingerprintingService.aspx
Step 4: Attend a DASA Training course. (Dignity for All Students Act)
The following link offers a list of several providers of this 6 hour course.http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/dasa-applicant.html
Step 5: Complete an approved CPR/AED and First Aid Training Course.
Important: Not all certification courses are accepted by the NYSED. Please contact the Erie 1 BOCES certification office or the athletic director to find out if your course qualifies. This must be done every 2-3 years.
Step 6: Apply for your Coaching License
Using you TEACH account, apply for your license. This is done on a yearly basis. The link below gives you a detailed tutorial on completing this process.http://www.e1b.org/Portals/0/Files%20by%20Division/Human%20Resources/Certification/Coaching%20Tutorial%206-1-11.pdf
Important: After accomplishing these 6 initial steps, three coaching courses must be completed in a specific time frame to obtain your professional license. One course must be completed within 3 years and the remaining two must be completed within 5 years of your initial appointment as a coach. Contact the athletic office for further information regarding these courses.
If any questions arise during this process, please call the Alden Athletic Department at (716) 937-9116 x4199.