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OSAA Coach Education

NFHS Coach Education Program

Requirements in Order to Coach High School Athletics, Cheerleading and Dance/Drill in Oregon:

» AD/Coaches Certification Requirement
» Certification through NFHS Coaches Education program (one time requirement) - NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course
» Online Concussion Management Class (required annually) - NFHS Concussion Management Course
» NFHS Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention Course (required every other year) - NFHS Learning Center (free course)
» Online Steroid Training and Assessment Class (required once every four years) - ODE Steroid Training and Assessment
» **Cheerleading and Dance/Drill Coaches Only** Spirit Safety Clinic (required annually)
» First Aid/CPR Certification (per school district policy)

Rule 1.2 (Excerpt from OSAA Handbook)

Athletic Director and Coach Certification. Athletic directors and coaches shall be certified through the NFHS Coach Education Program - "Fundamentals of Coaching" by achieving a passing score on the certification test prior to assuming duties as an athletic director or coach. The high school principal shall be held accountable for verifying that athletic directors and coaches have been certified. EXCEPTION: Any emergency exception must be authorized in writing by the OSAA.

Answers to common NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching course questions

NOTE: All ASEP-certified coaches will be grandfathered into the new NFHS Coaches Education Program and are not required to take this new course.


Is your Athletic Director and/or Coaches certified?

Coaches certified through ASEP PRIOR TO August 1, 2007 (Sorted by last name)

» ASEP Certified List

Coaches certified through NFHS AFTER August 1, 2007

» Check status here


Coaches Online NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course - Registration Instructions

NOTE: Online only version $50

Step 1: Register for an NFHS Account (Required)
Step 2: From the left sidebar, under "Courses", choose "Fundamentals of Coaching"
Step 3: Select "Add to Cart" link from the drop down list
Step 4: Select "Oregon"
Step 5: Select the "+Add to Cart" icon
Step 6: Follow online payment instructions