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see for information about coaching license options.

Transitional Coaching Authorization

  • age 21
  • approval from a school administrator/AD (form available within the online application) which will show:
    •  no fully authorized coaching candidates were found after a diligent search
    • the transitional coach will be supervised by a licensed athletic director, administrator, or other practitioner serving in a supervisory role during the first two weeks of employment
    • the supervisor will evaluate the performance of the transitional coach using an evaluation form available on the school’s website.

Coaching Authorization

  • 18 years of age and a HS diploma or equivalent
  • Concussion training certificate
  • CPR training certificate
  • 55-hour workshop certificate from an approved provider or college coursework which includes the following content: 
    • Structure and function of the human body
    • Prevention and care of athletic injuries

Activities Administrator Authorization

Bachelor's degree or higher in athletic administration or related field, required LTI courses, concussion training


Printed from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners website on September 25, 2022 at 10:08am.