Coaching Certification

  • 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. 

    Note: 

    • 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.

    1.  Violence workshop

    2. http://www.violenceworkshop.org
    3. Child Abuse Identification workshop

      http://www.nysmandatedreporter.com


    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.