Coaching Certifications (Must Be Renewed Annually)
Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes. CardiacWise is a free online educational program designed to educate coaches, parents, athletes on the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest in athletes. This course is approximately 15 minutes in length. Individuals who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of completion.
This course covers the following topics:
Once you have completed the quiz, print out your certificate and provide it to the athletic department to put on file.
Link to the course: http://www.sportsafetyinternational.org/cardiacwise/
As a coach, you are responsible for the health and safety of your athletes, and it’s likely that you are aware of the recent focus on concussions in sports. It is important for coaches to understand concussion basics, as well as steps to prevent and properly care for concussions when they occur. ConcussionWise™ PRO is a free online course developed specifically for Pennsylvania coaches by Sport Safety International. At the completion of the course, learners will receive a completion certificate.
Once you have completed the course, print out your certificate and provide it to the athletic department to put on file.
Link to the course: http://www.concussionwise.com/pennsylvania
HeatWise (For Fall Sports Only):
HeatWise is an online program designed to educate coaches and others involved in sports and physical activity on the prevention and management of exertional heat illness. This course is approximately 20 minutes in length. Individuals who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. This course covers the following topics:
Once completed with the course, print out your certificate and turn it into the athletic office to put on file.
Link to the course: http://www.sportsafetyinternational.org/heatwise-online-education/
In accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Education regulations, all public school employees who have direct contact with children must have current (not more than one (1) year old) Pennsylvania State Criminal Background (Act 34), Child Abuse (Act 151), and Federal Criminal History Record (Act 114, Fingerprinting) clearances.
Act 34: PA Criminal Record History: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
Act 151: PA Child Abuse History Clearance: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/Public/Home
Act 114: FBI Fingerprinting Clearance: https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_pde.htm
Act 168: Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure: Act 168 PDF Document