Obtaining a Coaching License

Obtaining a Coaching License
Posted on 04/21/2022

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NMPED Coaching License Instructions:

Obtaining a Coaching License
The NMAA is here to provide you with the information and guidance needed in order to obtain a coaching license through the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED). Please understand that the NMPED will process your complete application and will be responsible for issuing you a coaching license. If during this process you encounter any problems with any of the online classes or have any questions about the classes, you will need to contact the NFHS Customer Service Department for assistance with their website. The NFHS website contact information is located below. The NMPED Licensure Department contact information is also located below, they will answer any questions about your licensure application and processing your license. If there are any delays in processing or receiving your coaching license, you will need to contact the New Mexico Public Education Department to check the status of your application.

Important Phone Numbers:

NFHS Website:
317-565-2023

NMPED Licensure Department:
505-827-1436
[email protected]

NMAA-Coaching License Information:
505-923-3281 (Jackie Martinez)

License Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1: Complete the Online Coaches training courses at www.nfhslearn.com

Step 2: Register and create an account at www.nfhslearn.com
• You will create a username and password which will allow you to log in and out of your account at your own leisure.
• All classes that you take on this website will be saved on your account. The certificates of completion can be printed out at any point if you need to access them again to apply for a new coaching license.

Step 3: Purchase the Fundamentals of Coaching Course for the state of New Mexico.
• The course is $45; you will need a credit card to complete your purchase.
• Once you have purchased the course, you can launch it and the course will begin.
• You can take the fundamentals of coaching program at one time or continue to log on and off when you have time to work on the program. You can simply use your username and password to log
back in to the unit that you were working on when you logged off.

Step 4: Purchase the First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches Course for the state of New Mexico.
• The course is $45; you will need a credit card to complete your purchase.
• Once you have purchased the course, you can launch it and the course will begin.
• You can take the First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches course at one time or continue to log on and off when you have time to work on the program. You can simply use your username and password to log back in to the unit that you were working on when you logged off.

Step 5: Complete the Concussion in Sports Course, the Bullying, Hazing and Inappropriate Behaviors Course,
and the Protecting Students from Abuse Course.
• These three (3) courses are free on the www.nfhslearn.com website.
• Once you have picked these courses to take, you can launch them, and the courses will begin.
• You can take the courses one at a time or continue to log on and off when you have time to work on the courses. You can simply use your username and password to log back into the unit that you were working
on when you logged off.

Step 6: Once you have completed the courses, save these files to your computer so you can upload them with your online application to the New Mexico Public Education Licensure Department.
• All five (5) certificates of completion need to be included with your complete coaching license packet.

Step 7: You will need to get your fingerprints and background check done to complete your application.

Coaching License Application Packet

Option 1: If you have already accepted a coaching position at a school, you will need to go to this website to start your application for your coaching license. All documents will need to be uploaded and
sent to the NMPED to process your application. Include all certificates of completion from the five (5) courses you took, proof of your background check, and your coaching license application. The coaching license application fee is $35.
https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/licensure/

Option 2: If you have not currently accepted a coaching position, but plan on seeking employment in the future, please follow the remaining steps in order to complete your certification.
     Step 1: Include your certificates of completion once you have finished the Fundamentals of Coaching, the First Aid, Health and Safety course, the Concussion in Sports Course, Bullying, Hazing and Inappropriate Behaviors course, and the Protecting Students from Abuse course.
     Step 2: Complete the coaching license online application for a fee of $35. Below is the link to the application.
https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/licensure/
     Step 3: Provide proof of having your fingerprints and background check done. You will upload this to your application on the NMPED website.
     Step 4: Once all three of these items have been completed, everything will be uploaded and sent to the New Mexico Public Education Department Licensure Department. During this time if you have any questions about the status of your application or receiving your coaching license, you must contact the NMPED at 505-827-1436, or email at [email protected]

Give the Public Education Department a call if you have any questions about the Level 1 Coaching License application, Coaching License renewal application, or the status of your application.

Please contact the New Mexico Public Education Licensure Department directly to check the status of your application or the status if your application is “pending”.

NMAA Coaches:

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