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Coaching Requirements for Madison Schools

Coaching Certification Information   ODE link: click HERE


In order to coach in the Madison School District you need the following certifications:


1. BCI/FBI fingerprint check (every 5 years)

You can get this done at any Lake Health walk in clinic.  Fee is about $90.  You need 2 COPIES.  Have an electronic copy sent to the Ohio Department of Education, and a second copy sent to: Athletic Director, Madison HS, 3100 Burns Rd. Madison Ohio 44047


2. Fundamentals of Coaching course (1 time only)

This is a one time class, completed online.  It takes 3-4 hours and the cost is $65



3. Concussion course (every 3 years)

This is a free course and takes 20-25 minutes.



4. Sudden Cardiac Arrest course
This is a free course and must be done each year through your SAFE account
Each year, coaches must review the Ohio Department of Health's new video and related fact sheet. Although districts may choose how they will verify completion, the Department encourages use of its Learning Management System (LMS). Access LMS through individual SAFE accounts. On the LMS homepage at top right, select the Course Catalog. Then search for sudden cardiac arrest to find the course. After permit holders view the materials and pass  a short test, they can earn their certificates of completion. 


5. First Aid Course (every 3 years)

Our athletic training department through Lake Health offers free courses from time to time.  Check the schedule below.  You can pay for one yourself and take it online at NFHS cost is $45 for Ohio coaches http://nfhslearn.com/courses/26, or any OHSAA/ODE approved 1st aid class.  http://www.ohsaa.org/members/coachescorner.htm

Next free First Aid class at Tri-Point-Lubrizol Room  is

Saturday February 10, 2018. 

Call 440.953.6000 to register by
February 5

Class 9:00-11:15  CPR for $5 at 11:15.

For questions, email
renee.desalvo@lakehealth.org or call

6. Pupil Activity Permit and SAFE account from the Ohio Dept. of Ed.

You will need a SAFE account from the ODE yo upload your certificates to.  You will need to apply through our Board of Education to get a 3 year certificate from the ODE.  Cost varies depending on if you are a teacher or not.  The lenght of time the permit is good for varies from 3 to 5 years, again depending on if you are a teacher or not.  



Call Kelly Sill at the board office for assistance with this 428-2166 x-336 or call John Dragas 440.428.2164.  It is a bit tricky, but we can walk you through it.  The correct signature code for our Madison school district is 047886


7. CPR (every 2 years)

You need a current CPR card.  Schedule one through Tri-Point (above) or there are on-line opportunities.  Do a web search of "online cpr" and find one that works for you.

All coaches must be approved by the BOE, volunteer and consultant coaches need to fill out an additional form with the HS athletic director.


Additional resources on certification is available at the OHSAA web site at this link:  

Click HERE ,   and at the Ohio department of Education at this link:  Clack HERE



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