All coaches who work with student-athletes in grades 9-12 must be certified.
To become certified a coach must complete the requirements for a NDHSAA Coaching Permit.
May 20, 2020 - The NDHSAA Board of Directors approved online CPR/AED courses to be credited toward NDHSCA Coaching Permit requirements.
Permit submission forms are due by April 1st of each year
Schools not submitting completed coach education forms by April 1st each year will be fined $300 and may not participate in post season events until the fine is paid and the form is submitted.
Non-completion of coach certification, the respective school will receive a warning for the first offense. Subsequent offenses will result in a $200 fine for the school for each violation.
All coaches should be listed on the coach submission form each year. Only coaches with new certification each year will receive certificates.
NDHSAA Permit Submission Form (for schools to submit to NDHSAA)
NDHSAA Permit Tracking Form (school use only)
CERTIFIED PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
All courses with the exception of CPR and AED certification are available NFHS Learn.
Instructions on creating an NFHS Learn account and purchasing a course.
Activities Director, High School Principal or Superintendent of Schools will:
PERMIT RENEWAL PROCESS
Board Approved: 6/19/12
Revised by Board Action 8/2/12
Questions & Answers:
A: The Fundamentals of Coaching requirement has been determined to be a general Fundamentals of Coaching course. The NFHS Learn Fundamentals of Coaching course is recommended, but not required. The course must be a general coaching fundamentals course. It may not be a sport specific fundamentals of coaching course. Sport specific courses will count toward the renewal requirement. The acceptance of general fundamentals of coaching courses is under local determination and control.
Q: When is the permit submission form due?
A: The permit submission form will be due by April 1st each school year beginning with the 2013/14 school year.
For example: The 2013/14 school year, the submission date is April 1, 2014.
NFHS Offers National Coaches' Certification
Any Coach Interested in National Certification See Below
On November 5, 2009 the National Federation of State High School Associations launched its National Coach Certification Program.
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