Coaching Licenses

First Aid and CPR Certification Flexibility for Coaches in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis Memo

If an individual holds a valid New York State teaching, school leader or pupil personnel service certificate (e.g. Physical Education, English, Mathematics, School Counselor) they may be appointed (without a valid Coaching certificate) as a temporary coach by a school if there are no certified individuals available with experience and qualifications to coach the team. If you are appointed as a temporary coach by a school, you do not need to apply for a coaching certificate or submit documentation to your NYSED TEACH account.  Coaching-related documents should be monitored at the local level.”

You may gain a coaching license in these sports.

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

An individual who held a temporary license should review the requirements for the next level of coaching license (note - coaching must go in successive order):


Last Updated: July 22, 2021