Athletic Coaching Certification
The Florida Department of Education issues two types of Athletic Coaching Certificates: a Three-Year Temporary Certificate and a Five-Year Certificate. The Three-Year Temporary Certificate is issued in order to give the applicant time to complete the requirements for the Five-Year Certificate. For individuals that hold a valid Florida Educator’s Certificate, an additional coaching certificate is not required by the state.
Who Needs an Athletic Coaching Certificate?
- Coaches who are paid a coaching supplement but do not hold a valid Temporary or Professional Educator Certificate. This includes cheerleading coaches if their assignment is a competitive sport.
Unpaid volunteer coaches who are employees of Flagler Schools and do not hold a Temporary or Professional Certificate.