Coaching Authorization

Become a Coach

Things to Know Before Starting

  • Must Register at least One Week Prior to the Start Date of the Class
  • Online/ ZOOM Course
  • Consists of One-Week Pre-Homework with a MANDATORY Welcome Zoom Session
  • MANDATORY One-Week Zoom Webinars (1 hour per day from 6 pm to 7 pm), and one-week post-home-work)


$495 | Tuition

About the Program

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 a Head or Assistant Coach in any sport. Renewal due after five years; renewal offered at IWCC online.

Supplies Needed

  • Sports First Aid, Melinda Flegel, 5th Edition ISBN 978-1-4504-6890-9
  • Successful Coaching, Rainer Martens, 4th Edition ISBN  978-1-4504-0051-0

Individual Course Registration

Coaching Ethics


This course is designed to satisfy the five (5) contact hour coaching ethics requirements of the Iowa Department of Education for a coaching authorization or renewal. This is a four (4) step course. The first step is answering fifty (50) questions concerning your coaching leadership, coaching guidance, and coaching temperament. Those questions lead to a self-analysis of your strengths and weaknesses as a coach.


$60 | Tuition

Coaching Renewal Online


This course is designed to help you achieve the requirements for the Coaching Renewal in the state of Iowa. During your course, you will spend time with five current issues in coaching today. Each issue will be treated as a separate requirement, with its own set of assignments. At the satisfactory completion of all five issues, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. This certificate should be sent to the Iowa Department of Education along with your application for a Coaching Authorization Renewal.


$89 |Tuition


Refunds: You may cancel your registration 5 business days prior to the start of the class date and receive a 100% refund excluding the $50 non-refundable processing fee. If contacting outside Iowa Western Community College’s Continuing Education Department business hours, leave a voicemail and or send the department an email. Iowa Western’s Continuing Education is not responsible for refunds if contact is not pursued via voicemail and or email. In compliance with the IWCC policy, refunds will only be produced in the form of a check.  A check will be issued within 14 business days after the refund is admitted to the customer. Refund will be sent to the customer’s address that is on file. Certain program restrictions may apply. Contact Continuing Education for more details at ce@iwcc.eduCancellations: Iowa Western reserves the right to cancel any class where difficulties arise in staffing or scheduling or where a minimum enrollment is not achieved.  A full refund will be issued for all canceled classes.  Transfers/Withdrawals: Transfers may be subject to $25.00 transfer fee.  Non-attendance for a class does not constitute a withdrawal and refunds are not issued for non-attendance.  Transfers may be made up to two full business days (unless otherwise noted in the class information) prior to the start date of the class.  After that time, transfers will not be permitted and no refund will be issued.