New York State Coaching Certification Requirments

  • Coaching Certification/Employment Information

    Thank you for your interest in assisting the Holland athletic program. In order to provide quality coaches for secondary school athletes, NYS has established standards required of all coaches, volunteer and paid.
    HCSD Coaching requirements for paid and volunteer coaches:

    If you are not a certified teacher, you will need the following:

    Fingerprinting clearance through N.Y. State Education Department (contact Matthew Adams @ 537-8224). The fee for this must be paid by the individual. No district reimbursement is available.

    Current NYSED approved CPR and FA certifications

    Concussion course

    Child Abuse and Violence Prevention (SAVE) workshops

    DASA course providers

    Completed Temporary Coaches license (done on-line @ and $50 money order or credit card payment. Click here for instructions.  Renewed annually.

    Completion of coaching courses within the allotted time frames according to the NYSED. 


    Non-teacher coaches are responsible for submitting documentation/certification to BOCES for a coaching license. Please anticipate that BOCES will take 4 weeks to process a license. If you have questions, please contact Nancy Burns at ERIE 2 BOCES at 549-4454 ext. 4049.

    Eligibility For Professional Coaching Certification:
    Coaching licenses are sport specific. A separate license must be obtained for each sport coached. Classes taken and certifications obtained can be shared between coaching licenses.

    If you are a certified teacher, you will need the following:

    • Current first aid & CPR certification- approved courses
    If you are not a physical education teacher, in addition to the above you will also need completion of coaching courses within the allotted time frames according to NYSED.


     If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Adams in the athletic office at  537-8224.