COACHING CERTIFICATIONS

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    In addition to required employment forms, all coaches (paid or volunteer) must complete a number of certified training courses. All courses below will be offered to you free of charge through the District's SafeSchools account:

    • Concussion Awareness:Athletes (must be completed for employment and annually thereafter)
    • Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes (must be completed for employment and annually thereafter)

    Required Courses - due within 24 months of employment

    • Fundamentals of Coaching
    • First Aid

    Pennsylvania law mandates that all coaches complete a basic coaching education program as well as a First Aid course within 24 months of becoming a coach. These courses are offered FREE OF CHARGE THROUGH THE HASD SAFESCHOOLS ACCOUNT. To set up your free SafeSchools account, please contact the Coordinator of Human Resources. Notify HR once you have completed to receive your course completion certificate for upload to the PIAA webiste. If you have already completed these courses, please forward your valid certificate of completion to the Coordinator of Human Resources for exemption.  

    IMPORTANT! When applying for a coaching position, you must create a Coach Profile on the Pennsylvania, Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) website. The profile process requires you to upload your background clearances and course certificates.