STEPS 

to become a coach

Westerville City Schools

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BCI/FBI BACKGROUND CHECKS

Fingerprinting for state (BCI) and federal (FBI) background checks can be completed by the Westerville City Schools Office of Human Resources and should be your first step in becoming a coach. The cost is $60, cash or check.  Appointments are required.  To schedule an appointment, please call (614) 797-5721 or email Amber Stevens.  (We may accept your current background check results if they are within one year old and were sent electronically to the Ohio Department of Education at the time of completion.) If you choose to use an outside agency, please have them use the following BCI and FBI Reason Codes and direct copy Ohio Department of Education.

BCI:    3319 39B1 (School Employees-non teaching positions

            3319 39B2 (School Employees-teachers only)

FBI:     3319.39 (Public School District or Chartered Nonpublic School)

With continuous employment, the FBI is required every five years. If there is a break in service, you will be required to complete a new BCI and FBI background check.

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CPR

The CPR training course is offered by the American Heart Association at  https://www.heart.org/en/cpr or American Red Cross at https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class. OhioHealth provides CPR training free for Westerville City School coaches.  Visit www.ohiohealth.com/sports-medicine-classes for location, date and registration information.  You may take a live CPR training course elsewhere at your own expense as long as the provider is qualified to issue a “Certificate of Completion” and/or CPR card. CPR training must be completed every two years.

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FIRST AID FOR COACHES

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In order to apply for a Pupil Activity Permit (PAP), you must first take part in an ODE-approved or nationally approved pupil activity/First Aid program. OhioHealth provides pupil activity training/first aid free for Westerville City Schools coaches. Visit www.ohiohealth.com/sports-medicine-classes for location, date and registration information. American Red Cross ( First Aid Health and Safety for Coaches), Human Kinetics Coach Education Center (Sport First Aid), and the National Federation of State High School Associations (First Aid Health and Safety for Coaches) offers this course with a cost. 

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FUNDAMENTALS OF COACHING

This course is online through the National Federation of State High School Associations.  The cost is $65 and is a one-time only training. 

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CONCUSSION IN SPORTS

This free course is online through the NFHS or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).This course must be taken every time you renew your Pupil Activity Permit.

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SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST

This free course is online through the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) using the Learning Management System (LMS), which can be accessed through individual SAFE accounts.  On the LMS homepage at top right, select the Course Catalog.   Search for “sudden cardiac arrest” to find the course. This training must be done every year.

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PUPIL ACTIVITY PERMIT

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Applying for a Pupil Activity Permit should be the final step after all of the other listed requirements have been fulfilled and submitted to the Athletic Office.

Applications must be completed online through ODE’s website using a SAFE account. If you do not have a OH/ID account, set one up following the instructions on ODE's website  For the application process, you will need to reference our District’s IRN #045047. The cost is $45 for a 3-year permit; to certain teachers who hold specific types of educator licenses, 4-year and 5-year permits are available at $60 and $75, respectively.

When you submit and pay for your application through ODE, it will automatically be forwarded to the Westerville City Schools Office of Human Resources for an electronic signature and verification of requirements.   Once verified, ODE will finalize and process your application, then email a copy of the permit directly to you as well as to the Office of Human Resources.

Additional information, details and course options can be found on the

Ohio Department of Education's website

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