Certifications / Requirements

Want to be a Coach or volunteer? Interested in helping out with a program? Follow the steps below to complete the required paperwork.  Links are provided in each step. These certifications/requirements should be completed prior to coaching or volunteering for any sports program.

In addition to these state requirements you will need to create and complete a MyOHSAA account.  The athletic director will send an invitation e-mail which will include a link to set up the account – the link is time sensitive. As a coach you will need to create a Final Forms account used for rosters, uniforms and communication.

Before you begin please review this information.

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) – Coaching Permit guidelines OH/ID information – you will need to have your OH/ID account to access some of the following training requirements.

Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA)Coaching/Volunteer requirements

  • BCI/FBI Background Check (Huber Heights BMV, Miami County Educational Service Center, Troy)
    • Results should be sent to Bethel Local Schools, 7490 S State Route 201, Tipp City, OH  45371
  • Pupil Activity Permit (ODE – OH/ID)
    • Application for your PAP can be submitted through your ODE – OH/ID Account.
    • Will be approved AFTER all other requirements have been fulfilled.
    • A hard copy must be on file in the District Office  937-845-9414
  • Fundamentals of Coaching
    • Fundamentals of Coaching Certification can be completed at the NFHS Learn website.
    • Approx. 4-5 hours * does not have to be completed in one session
  • Concussion in Sports
    • Concussion Certification can be completed at the NFHS Learn website.
    • Approx. 30 mins
    • Cost: FREE
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • First Aid and Safety – Pupil Activity Class
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest (ODE – OH/ID –  Learning Management System)
    • NEW! Lindsay’s Law – Sudden Cardiac Arrest training is found through the Learning Management System in your ODE – OH/ID Account.
    • Approx. 20 mins
    • Cost: FREE

Ohio Department of Education checklist for Coaching Permits.