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Coaches may now take new required training through LMS

7/17/2017

To help public and nonpublic schools fulfill annual requirements included in the new Sudden Cardiac Arrest Law (also known as Lindsay’s Law), the Ohio Department of Education added resources to its Learning Management System (LMS), including an Ohio Department of Health video and fact sheet. Each year, all individuals who coach athletic activities for youth up to age 19 in Ohio must review the video and fact sheet.
 
The Department encourages districts to have their pupil activity (coaching) permit holders fulfill these requirements through the LMS, because the system generates certificates verifying completion. The LMS is accessible to those with currently active coaching permits or educator licenses through their SAFE accounts. For any coaches who have difficulty accessing LMS, the Department suggests that districts ask these individuals to review the video and related materials on the Ohio Department of Health website.
 
As with all other training requirements for coaches, local school districts are responsible for verifying that permit holders have completed the new sudden cardiac arrest course each year, regardless of the expiration dates of their permits.
 
Please also be aware of other Lindsay’s Law requirements for student athletes and their parents on the Ohio Department of Health’s website. You may direct any questions about the LMS to Ryan Eldridge; Lindsay’s Law requirements to BCHS@odh.ohio.gov; and coaching permits to educator.licensure@education.ohio.gov.