Coaching for Iowa K-12 Schools


Please note: CPR training is now required for Coaching Endorsements, Coaching Authorizations & Renewals.

To be a licensed coach (even volunteer) for any Iowa School, the coach needs one of the license types listed on the next page. Once licensed, the license type and expiration for all coaches is public record available at our site under Search for a License
DO NOT APPLY FOR THE WRONG LICENSE TYPE- fees are non-refundable.

We can’t issue a license to a person who already has one and we can't renew a license for someone who doesn’t.

Applications and renewals are processed in the order received.  If we can issue a temporary coaching permit, we will do so.  When/if that happens, the applicant will be notified via e-mail. We no longer expedite applications at admin/AD request.  To monitor the progress of your application, keep checking the web site noted above.  Allow 6-8 weeks to process new and renewal applications.

For information about license types, click next page


I am aware of the license type I want to apply for and am ready to begin my online application.

Click here for information regarding expediting your application


List of Coaching Authorization Program Providers
Teachers Converting Between Endorsements and Coaching Authorizations click here

- Coaching Authorization Program Providers
- National Federation of High Schools (NFHS)
-Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA)
-Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU)