Coaching Credential Information

Every coach in Ohio needs a Pupil Activity Permit. Please see the checklist of all the requirements that each coach needs to complete before they can apply for a Pupil Activity Permit.



The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) requires all individuals who supervise, direct or coach a student activity program to have a Pupil Activity Validation (PAV) certificate. The Ohio High School Athletic Association requires this certificate for all of its coaches in Ohio. YCSD offers a two-hour Pupil Activity Permit for any student/recreation activity program that involves athletics, routine or regular physical activity or activities with health and safety considerations. This course meets one portion of the requirements of the Ohio Department of Education for coaches or those involved in athletics with health and safety considerations. This course is meant to focus on basic first aid and injury prevention. CPR is a separate course offered by Dr.Jessica Wallace.

2019-2020 School Year Dates: PAV (Jessica Gavin, ATC)

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6-8pm (Fall Sports start August 1, 2019) Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6-8pm (Winter Sports start October 25, 2019) Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6-8pm (Spring Sports start February 24, 2020)

Library @ Chaney High School

731 S. Hazelwood Ave. Youngstown, OH 44509

2019-2020: CPR (Dr. Jessica Wallace, Program Director of MAT Program, YSU)

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 5-6pm Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 5-6pm Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 5-6pm

Library @ Chaney High School

731 S. Hazelwood Ave. Youngstown, OH 44509


Youngstown City School Employees and Coaches: Free

Outside School District/Coaches: $25 cash or check payable to YCSD Athletics


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Call: Jessica Gavin 330-718-0263

**Coaches** After this course, you will still need to complete BCI & FBI Background Check, Fundamentals of Coaching (, and Concussion certification (, Heads Up to Youth Sports), CPR if you have chosen to go elsewhere for your certification (American Red Cross, American Heart Association),  to do on your own to complete your Pupil Activity Permit. Ask your instructor for a coaches checklist to ensure every criterion is met appropriately. *Dates/Times are subject to change.