Athletic coaching in Iowa (paid or volunteer) requires a coaching authorization or endorsement.

Issued coaching licenses can be found in the License Search.

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Acceptable CPR Certification Providers

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Authorized Coaching Program Providers

  • AEA Learning Online
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Dordt University
  • Eastern Iowa Community College
  • Hawkeye Community College
  • Indian Hills Community College
  • Iowa Central Community College
  • Iowa Lakes Community College
  • Iowa Valley Community College
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Northeast Iowa Community College
  • Northwest AEA
  • Southeastern Community College
  • Southwestern Community College
  • University of Iowa
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College
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Converting a Teaching License with a Coaching Endorsement to a Coaching Authorization

A teaching license with a Coaching Endorsement can easily be converted to a Coaching Authorization even if the teaching license is expired. This conversion is not a renewal. 

  1. Begin the application. The appropriate application for this type is called a First Coaching Authorization (in lieu of coaching on a teaching license). 
  2. Within the Salesforce system, upload the CPR card, concussion training certificate and a copy of your license or a printout of the screenshot of your license from our License Search.
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