Coaching Licenses

An individual who does not hold a valid New York State teaching, school leader or pupil personnel service certificate (e.g. Physical Education, English, Mathematics, School Counselor) may be appointed as a temporary coach by a school if there are no certified individuals available with experience and qualifications to coach the team. The non-teacher coach must obtain a Coaching license by applying on-line through the NYSED TEACH system and must meet all the requirements to gain the coaching license.

An individual who never held a New York State coaching license may apply and meet the requirements for a Temporary Coaching License.

You may gain a coaching license in these sports.

An individual who held a temporary license should review the requirements for the next level of coaching license:


Last Updated: April 3, 2019