Coaching Certification
Please note: all non-teacher coaches MUST have a valid license as per New York State coaching regulations. If you are a non-teacher coach, please review the forms and information below and direct your questions or correspondence to your Athletic Director's office.  As of July 1, 2009, all applications for coaching licenses are exclusively processed via the TEACH ONLINE website. Please continue to check this page for the most updated information regarding this State-mandated initiative.
Pathways I and II
Pathway Comparison - annual requirements for coaching certification for each pathway
Pathway I Cover Sheet - must accompany backup paperwork
Pathway II (NFHS) Cover Sheet - must accompany backup paperwork
Application information - apply via the TEACH ONLINE website
Directions - Step-by-step instructions for navigating the online application. 
Course Equivalent Application - print and complete; send to NYS for evaluation
Extension for Coaching Course Requirements Application - print and complete; send to NYS for evaluation
Coaching courses (click link(s) below for schedules and additional information)
Nassau BOCES CPR/First Aid Courses
Nassau BOCES Coaching Courses 
Nassau BOCES School Violence Prevention/Child Abuse/DASA workshops
Fingerprinting (updated 8/2015, includes contact information for new vendor)
Other references
Coaching presentation by Sec. VIII staff reviewing updated regulations and procedure (updated 8/2018)
Employment opportunities
Open Positions - A list of current coaching vacancies
Karen Wohlrab
Section VIII Interscholastic Athletics
Nassau BOCES George Farber Administrative Center
71 Clinton Road
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 396-2508