Coach/Volunteer Certification Process (PAV) updated 2/18/2021

Coach_Volunteer Certification Process PAV updated 12.17.18


Big Walnut Athletics – Coach or Volunteer – Certification Process


The Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Revised Code, OHSAA and BWLSD Board Policy requires all coaches paid or volunteer to have updated certifications and ODE Coaching License.


Paid coaches certifications are reimbursed by the Big Walnut Athletic Department if completed by the given the date.  Volunteer coaches are not reimbursed by the Big Walnut Athletic Department however individual team booster programs may reimburse the volunteer coach.


Copies of all certifications will be maintained in the Big Walnut Athletic Departments.    

Big Walnut High School coaches send certifications to Teresa Piper @

Big Walnut Middle School coaches send certifications to Stephanie Kreager @


Coaches must complete the process in a timely manner.  Deadline dates will be provided by season.

Coaches refer to this link for any assistance with ODE for the PAP and Lindsay’s Law/Sudden Cardiac Instructions.

OHID Portal for Coaches Instructions


_____ Step 1 – Officially apply for the coaching or volunteer position at the link below


____ Step 2 – Contact Claire Paul – HR – or 740-965-3010 to update BCI (background check) No coach or volunteer may work with students without an approved BCI.  

The appointment must be scheduled with Claire Paul.  No walk-ins, please.

Volunteer coaches will be asked to pay for their BCI at the time of their appointment.


_____ Step 3 – Concussion – NFHS website – no cost – Certification good for 3 years.


______Step 4 – NFHS Fundamentals of CoachingNFHS website – cost $65.00 – one-time certification


______Step 5 – Lindsay’s Law – – Sudden Cardiac Arrest – no cost -Certification good for 1 year. 

Here is a helpful link for ODE Lindsay’s Law/Sudden Cardiac OHID Portal for Coaches Instructions


______Step 6 – CPR – FREE – Cert good for 2 years. – HS RSVP to & MS RSVP to

CPR -cost $50.00 – Cert good for 2 years.


______Step 7 – SST/Coaches First Aid – FREECert good for 3 years. Virtual Event via Zoom Classes Date 2.22.2021 @ 6:30 PM Email name, school and course date to:
 Type Coaches Clinic in the subject line  
HS RSVP to & 


SST/Coaches First Aid – cost $45.00. – Cert good for 3 years. NFHS Coaches First Aid Health & Safety – NFHS website


______Step 8 – PAP certification w/ ODE – cost $45.00 to $75.00 – Certification good for 3 to 5 years.

These certifications Concussion-NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching-CPR-SST/Coaches First Aid-Lindsay’s Law Sudden Cardiac have to be completed before this will be approved by BWLSD Central Office.

Here is a helpful link to help with ODE PAP instructions OHID Portal for Coaches Instructions


______Step 9 – FINAL FORMS accept the confirmation email so you can receive emails when your coaches certifications are expiring.


______ Step 10 – Final Forms – Login and read the Professional Code of Conduct form then sign electronically


______Step 11 – Final Forms – Login and read the BWLSD HS/MS Athletic Handbook then sign electronically.


Brian Shelton

Athletic Director / Big Walnut High School

555 S old 3C Hwy / Sunbury, OH 43074


@sheltonosu1 / @bigwalnuteagles

“Communication, Development, Success”