According to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BoEE), "All coaches (Paid OR VOLUNTEER) are required to have either a coaching authorization or a coaching endorsement listed on a valid teaching license."
Western Iowa Tech offers credit courses for students pursuing either the Coaching Authorization or Coaching Endorsement. While everyone takes these same courses and must complete the same requirements, a coaching endorsement is added to a teacher's teaching license once the required coursework for college credit and other requirements are met.

Both the Endorsement & Authorization require the theory of coaching and ethics, human growth and development, structure and function of the human body, care and prevention of athletic injures.

In order to receive a Coaching Authorization or Coaching Endorsement, the Board of Educational Examiners (BoEE) requirements include:

  1. Applicants must be over 18 years old
  2. Concussion course - a free course offered through the National Federation of State High School Association
  3. BoEE Application - $85 fee
  4. FBI Background Check - $75 fee.

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