The following certification requirements are mandated by the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio High School Athletic Association, and the Mason City School District. Certifications must be completed and submitted to the Mason City Schools Athletic Department prior to being permitted to begin coaching duties.

For additional information on any of the below requirements please contact Dylan McKinney in the Mason High School Athletic Department at McKinneyD@masonohioschools.com or by phone at (513) 398-2513.

Step 1: Schedule and Obtain Background Check

-Schedule and obtain background check with Marcia Croy at Mason Central Office: (513) 398-0474 ext. 20142

- All coaches must have a valid background check on file at the Mason City School District Central Administration Building. Background checks (although valid) obtained elsewhere will not be honored.

-Please bring the following with you:

-Check in the amount of $50.00 made payable to Mason City Schools.

-Your driver's license.

Step 2: Complete NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course

-Offered online via the National Federation of High Schools' website www.NFHSLearn.com.

-Cost of the course is $65 and required to be taken only once during your coaching career.

-Courses will occasionally be offered through the Mason High School Athletic Department, please contact Scott Stemple at stemples@masonohioschools.com for upcoming course offerings.

-If you already have completed the course skip to step #3.

Step 3: Complete NFHS Concussion In Sports – What You Need to Know Course

-Offered online via the National Federation of High Schools' website www.NFHSLearn.com.

-This course is free of charge and must be completed prior to obtaining or renewing your Pupil Activity Supervisory Permit

Step 4: Complete Pupil Activity Supervisory Permit (PASP) - 3 Year Permit

-All Non-Mason City School District Employed Coaches must obtain a new background check at the Mason City Schools Central Administration Building when renewing their 3-year Pupil Activity Supervisory Permit.

-Permit is issued by the Ohio Department of Education

-Courses are offered periodically through Atrium Medical Center and are free of charge to coaches affiliated with Mason City Schools

-Additional in-class courses can be found by searching the Ohio Department of Education’s website at the website linked below. Course fees may apply.

http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=3&TopicRelationID=1328&ContentID=14520&Content=130618

-An online option is available via the National Federation of High Schools' website www.NFHSLearn.com.

The approved online option is called "First Aid For Coaches" and costs $45.00. If this option is chosen, the coach is responsible for the cost incurred.

-Once the course is completed there is an application and fee ($45.00) that must be submitted through the Ohio Department of Education website. http://education.ohio.gov/

-Directions for completing the online application and fee are attached here: "document"

-Certifications will not be issued until the coach has completed the NFHS "Fundamentals of Coaching Course" and the NFHS “Concussion In Sports – What You Need to Know Course” (information in steps #2 & #3 above).

-Once the card is issued to the school district from the State of Ohio, a copy will be provided to the coach and a copy will be kept on file in the Athletic Department.

Step 5: Obtain CPR Certifications

-CPR Certifications are held periodically by the Mason High School Athletic Training Staff. Information on upcoming CPR courses are emailed to head coaches ahead of time.

-An online option is available at www.ICPRI.com and is a 2 year certification at a cost of $19.95.

Step 6: Complete Medication Administration(MED) Training

·How to log on to the online training program:

Using your web browser, go to the web page http://mason.oh.safeschools.com (No “www” is necessary.)

To access your assigned training, enter your username. Your username is your first initial + last name + last four of your ss#

EXAMPLE:mcroy1234

Your assigned course or courses will be listed under “Incomplete Training Assignments.”

Select any course by simply clicking on the name of the course. The courses have audio so turn up your speakers if you wish to hear the narration. Complete all the training scenarios and the assessment to receive completion credit for the course. You will have the option to print out a Certification of Completion once you complete the course.

Please contact Marcia Croy in the Mason City Schools Human Resources Office for more information at (513) 398-0474 or croym@masonohioschools.com

Step 7: Attend Stewards of Children Training Seminar

Please contact Jane Johnson at johnsonja@masonohioschools.com for upcoming seminar dates and registration. These onsite training sessions are free of charge.

An ONLINE option is available at the below website. The cost is $10.00. If the online option is completed, please submit a copy of Certificate of Completion to the Athletic Department.

http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.6143709/k.F02C/Stewards_of_Children_ONLINE_Prevention_Training.htm

 

***COACHES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL COSTS INCURRED WHILE COMPLETING COACHING CERTIFICATIONS. THE MASON CITY SCHOOLS ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT DOES NOT REIMBURSE COACHES FOR INCURRED COSTS. HOWEVER, IN SOME CASES INDIVIDUAL BOOSTER GROUPS MAY REIMBURSE COACHES IN THEIR PROGRAM FOR THESE COSTS. THIS ARRANGEMENT IS BETWEEN EACH INDIVIDUAL COACH AND THAT PARTICULAR BOOSTER ORGANIZATION.

 

 


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