Ohio Department of Education Topic News

Coaches may now take new required training through LMS


For any individuals who are having difficulty accessing the LMS, the Department suggests that districts ask these applicants to review the video and related materials on the Ohio Department of Health website.

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 has placed within its Learning Management System (LMS) the Ohio Department of Health’s new 20-minute video and a related fact sheet on this topic.

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. 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.

How to access the LMS Sudden Cardiac Arrest Course for Coaches

To get started, coaches will log in to their SAFE accounts and select the Learning Management System (LMS). On the LMS homepage, click on Course Catalog at top right. Then search for: sudden cardiac arrest. In the enrollment for the course, each coach will need to set up an online account within the LMS, where he or she may store the electronic certificate verifying completion for the year.

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; Lindsay’s Law requirements to; and coaching permits to