How do I apply for an initial coaching permit in Connecticut?

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Applying for an initial 5-year coaching permit for non-educators


If this is your first time applying for a coaching permit in Connecticut, there are a few steps you will need to complete before you are granted your permit.

If you are already a certified educator and are also seeking a coaching permit, read about certified coaches to see the steps you should take.

Step 1: Required Courses

Before you apply for your permit, you must complete the following courses:

  • CIAC Connecticut coaching course or other approved courses
  • Module 15 concussion and neck injury management course
  • First aid
  • CPR

    CPR and first aid courses must be completed in person. Online-only formats will not be accepted.

    Step 2: Complete Your Application

    After you have completed the required courses, you are free to apply for your permit. Use the Connecticut Educator Certification System (C.E.C.S.) to apply online. If you prefer a paper-based application, submit an ED185 form.

    In addition, you are required to mail all documentation from your completed courses, as well as a copy of your high school diploma or a copy of your college degree. An official high school or college transcript with the graduation date listed is acceptable in place of your diploma or degree.

    Step 3: Submit Your Documents

    Emailed or faxed paper-based applications and forms with signatures cannot be accepted. Mail all required documents to the following address:

    Connecticut State Department of Education
    Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
    P.O. Box 150471
    Hartford, CT 06115-0471


    Standard processing of coaching applications takes 6-8 weeks from the original date of submission.


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