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 most 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

Madison BOE
Cost is $48 for both BCI and FBI.  Cash or check only.  Click HERE to get the form

Lake Hospital System - Tyler Blvd (BCI & FBI)
Lake Health- Tyler Blvd Urgent Care Center $68

7956 Tyler Blvd.
Mentor OH 44060
(440) 255-6400

Lake County Sheriff's Office (BCI & FBI)   $60
84 North State St
Painesville OH 44077
(440) 350-5676

Lake County ESC (BCI & FBI)   $65
8221 Auburn Road
Concord OH 44077
(440) 350-2563


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, or any OHSAA/ODE approved 1st aid class.

Classes are virtual this July:

Pupil Activity:
Coaches will have UNTIL Wednesday, October 20th to register via Best of Health (440)-953-6000. Registration will NOT be accepted via email.

**Between Thursday, October 21st until October 23rd- the Google Doc link will be emailed out to each coach that has registered for the course.

**Coaches will have UNTIL Monday, October 25th by 5pm to email the required information back to myself (Emily Erb- Any information sent after that will not be recorded with ODE and coaches will have to pay for the course through another source if their information is not emailed on time. 


6. Pupil Activity Permit and OH|ID account from the Ohio Dept. of Ed.

You will need a OH|ID account from the ODE.  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 length of time the permit is good for varies from 3 to 5 years, again depending on if you are a teacher or not.


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.


Lake Health CPR information:

CPR Class

 Due to social distancing guidelines we will continue to hold CPR classes like we did over the past summer with 6 person time slot classes. Attached is the Google Doc that coaches can go in to to sign up.   



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:  Click HERE


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