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Athletic Coach (7-12)

Athletic Coach (7-12) 2020-05-15T12:39:11-06:00

Athletic services in grades 7-12 performed by a head coach or assistant coach, paid or volunteer, for any athletic sport, including cheer, dance or drill. An athletic coaching license is not needed for an elementary coach, contact your school district regarding an elementary coaching policy.

Initial License

  • $35 fee; and
  • Initial application; and
  • Copy of verification of completion of the (NFHS) First Aid, Health and Safety through the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA); and
  • Copy of verification of completion of the (NFHS) Fundamentals of Coaching through the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA).
    • NOTE: A one year temporary license will be issued with completion of the (NFHS) First Aid, Health and Safety through the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA). Completion of the (NFHS) Fundamentals of Coaching through the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) is required for full licensure.

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Renewal License

  • $35 application fee; and
  • Application for NM Continuing Licensure; and
  • Superintendent’s Recommendation for Continuing Licensure (Must be on School District Letterhead).
    • Note: If you have not completed the (NFHS) First Aid, Health and Safety through the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), you will need to submit for renewal.
    • The earliest you can renew coaching license is January of expiring year.

Your application will be returned if:

  • The application is not completely filled out, lacking a signature/date

Delay of application:

  • Your application is lacking supporting documents listed in the above check list.
  • If your license(s) has expired (and you do not have additional valid licenses on file), and your background was completed 24 months or more, you will need to complete a new background.

NM PED Correspondence with Educators:

  • Consultants correspond by email; please check your spam/junk folder.

All fees submitted are non-refundable

Page last updated May 15, 2020