The Pupil Activity Permit is required for a pupil activity program that involves athletics, routine or regular physical activity or activities with health and safety considerations.
Requirements for a Pupil Activity Permit
Completion of one of the following first aid/sports injury prevention trainings:
Effective April 26, 2013, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code section 3319.303, any applicant for a new or renewal pupil activity permit is required to complete training specifically focused on recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussions and head injuries and brain injury management as a condition of obtaining a new or renewed permit.
- There are two online training courses linked through the Ohio Department of Health’s website at www.odh.ohio.gov that will meet this requirement – one is the NFHS training program “Concussion in Sports – What you Need to Know”, and the other is the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program “Heads Up – Concussion in Youth Sports Online Training Program.” Either program will meet the requirement;
both are free of charge, and they may be completed online in about an hour or less.
- A certificate of completion may be printed out upon successful completion of the training, and a copy should be submitted along with the pupil activity permit application.
Pupil Activity Permit Application
Additional Coaching Requirements to coach in the State of Ohio – verified by the hiring authority
Requirements for renewal of the Pupil Activity Permit
- Successful completion of an approved cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training course evidenced by a currently valid certificate and verified by the hiring authority;
- Successful completion of one of the first-aid training options (see above).
Pupil Activity Provider Packet
This informational packet and application are for individuals or organizations who are seeking to become approved to offer first aid/first response programming for coaches pursuing a pupil activity permit.
Pupil Activity program requirements governed by Ohio Administrative Code: 3301-27-01 Qualifications to Direct, Supervise or Coach a Pupil Activity Program
Office of Educator Licensure
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