State Coaching Requirements
Check with your school administration or state association to confirm your state’s requirements to coach. The following courses have been approved by your state association.
Join the NFHS Coaches Association
The mission of the NFHS Coaches Association is to enhance the professional development of all high school sports coaches in order to improve interscholastic athletics in America.
- General Liability Insurance
- Full access to the NFHS Rules App
- Partner Discounts
The Collapsed AthleteElective Course
Concussion in SportsElective Course
Coaching Cheer and DanceSport Specific Course
North Carolina Rules Clinic (2021-2022)Rules Clinic Course
FHSAA Policy 36 Recruiting CourseRules Clinic Course
Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs and SubstancesElective Course
The NFHS Coach Certification Program is a national professional credential offered to individuals who are currently coaching or aspire to coach at the interscholastic level. The attainment of this national certification demonstrates the completion of a series of courses offered by the NFHS that will enhance the ability of the coach to better serve the student, the school, the community and the profession of coaching.
Why Coaches take NFHSLearn Courses
Improve the learning experience and skill development of the students who participate
Receive a certificate that signifies completion of content covering critical topics
School district and parents will know that you are educated about the legal responsibilities associated with coaching at the interscholastic level
Receive a sense of pride and professional pride by completing nationally recognized coursework and certifications
Learners at any level of proficiency can improve key skills
Health & Safety
Reminders and key information on critical health and safety topics to help keep students as safe as possible
Learning about or improving on guidelines and standards is a key to continued success
Self-paced, online learning that you can learn from anywhere on any device