The Athletics Coaching Certificate from the Florida Department of Education is appropriate for those students who plan to coach and/or are seeking a career in the fields of sports. Those holding Florida Professional Teaching Certificates may receive the Coaching Endorsement from the Department of Education. Others may receive the certificate.
Florida Department of Education administrative rule 6A-4.0282 (specific authority 1001.02, 1012.55, 1012.56 FS) states that nine (9) semester credit hours of athletics coaching training are needed to obtain an athletics coaching endorsement or certificate. An additional requirement is a valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course completion card or certificate issued by the American Heart Association, or the American Red Cross or equivalent CPR course completion card or certificate issued by an entity approved by the Florida Department of Health pursuant to rule 64E-2.038, F.A.C. All of these requirements are met by successfully completing the following curriculum.