Coaching Certification

Please note: all non-teacher coaches MUST have a valid license as per New York State coaching regulations. If you are a non-teacher coach, please review the forms and information below and direct your questions or correspondence to your Athletic Director's office.
As of July 1, 2009, all applications for coaching licenses are exclusively processed online via the  web site. Please continue to check this page for the most updated information regarding this State-mandated initiative.
NFHS Pathway NEW! 
Application information - apply via the NYS TEACH website
Directions - Step-by-step instructions for navigating the online application.
Coaching Experience Sheet
 - Print and complete; MUST accompany all Professional Coaching Certificate applications.
Course Equivalent Application - Print and complete; send to NYS for evaluation.
Coaching courses (click link(s) below for schedules and additional information)

Coaching Courses 
School Violence Prevention/Child Abuse Workshops

Fingerprinting (updated 8/2015)
Other references
Deadlines - Suggested guidelines for submitting coaching paperwork. (revised 3/2012)
Coaching presentation by Sec. VIII staff reviewing updated regulations and procedure (updated 9/2015)
Employment opportunities
Open Positions - A list of current coaching vacancies.
Karen Wohlrab
Section VIII Interscholastic Athletics
Nassau BOCES George Farber Administrative Center
P.O. Box 9195
71 Clinton Road
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 396-2508