Coaching Authorization

Coaching Authorization

Prerequisites

  • Students must register no later than one week before the class
  • One week of pre-homework
  • One week of mandatory 1- hour Zoom session with the instructor
  • and one week of post-homework

Mandatory Requirements

  • Background Check
  • Fingerprinting
  • Completion of a Variety of training including concussions, CPR Training, and a 55-hour training workshop
  • Mandatory books needed are Sports First Aid (Melinda Flegel 5th edition) and Successful Coaching (Rainer Martens 4th edition

About the Program

Iowa Western offers the State of Iowa (BOEE) Coaching Authorization. Coaching in Iowa (volunteer or paid) requires this course and authorization. Completion of this course and application allows one to be an assistant or head coach of any sport K-12 in Iowa. This is a 3-week online course.

For more specifications as outlined in this State of Iowa BOEE-approved program visit the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Available Courses

   07/08/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

The first week of class you will meet M-F July 8th through Aug 5th from 6:00pm-7:15pm. The rest of the class is on Canvas.  

Iowa Western is approved by the Dept. of Education to offer, in compliance with the Senate File 2215 Section 3, the Coaching Authorization Series. The course leads to a coaching authorization for the state of Iowa and will allow you to be head or assistant coach in any sport. Renewal due after five years; renewal offered at IWCC online. Must register at least one week prior to state date of class. This online class consists of one week pre-homework. More details will come after register. 

Start Date: 07/08/24
End Date: 08/05/24
Seats Available: 15
Cost: $495
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   10/01/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

The first week of class you will meet M-F Oct 1st through Oct 25th from 6:00pm-7:15pm. The rest of the class is on Canvas.  

Iowa Western is approved by the Dept. of Education to offer, in compliance with the Senate File 2215 Section 3, the Coaching Authorization Series. The course leads to a coaching authorization for the state of Iowa and will allow you to be head or assistant coach in any sport. Renewal due after five years; renewal offered at IWCC online. Must register at least one week prior to state date of class. This online class consists of one week pre-homework. More details will come after register. 

Start Date: 10/01/24
End Date: 10/25/24
Seats Available: 20
Cost: $495
Location: Council Bluffs Campus