Pupil Activity Permit Resources

Get Ready – Fulfill your training requirements

  • Make sure you have a SAFE account. If you are certain you do not have a SAFE account, set one up following the instructions here.
  • If you have a SAFE account but do not remember the user name or password, follow the prompts in the blue sign-in box on the SAFE portal to reset your password. Please do not set up a second SAFE account. If you need assistance, you may contact (877) 644-6338 or SAFE.admin@education.ohio.gov.
  • IRN – Cardington District IRN: 048793

There are five categories of training below. Applicants are to: a) check with their school districts about preferences and procedures related to each category; and b) provide documentation to their districts that they met requirements. We encourage coaches to keep record of any expiration dates for their training sessions so that they can re-take them before they expire (dates vary).


1. Fundamentals of Coaching – The National Federation of State High School Associations presents this series of online modules. (One-time training)
2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training​ – Fulfill this requirement through a course approved by the district.
3. First Aid for Coaches -​ Fulfill this requirement through one of the four categories of options outlined below:

  1. Ohio Department of Education-approved pupil activity program. Search for a program during a given time span by entering a beginning and ending date here.
  1. Nationally approved programs
  2. Select one:
  1. College or university courses
  2. Courses must be completed within the past three years and be related to first aid or athletic training.
  1. Medical licenses
  2. The licenses MD, DO, DC, PA, RN, EMT and ATC fulfill the first aid training requirement.
4. Concussion Training – Complete one of the hour-long courses that are free if you follow directions on the Ohio Department of Health website. The online courses are each valid for three years. Other related resources are here.

5. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training ​- Each year, coaches must review the Ohio Department of Health’s new video and related fact sheet. Although districts may choose how they will verify completion, the Department encourages use of its Learning Management System (LMS). Access LMS through individual SAFE accounts. On the LMS homepage at top right, select the Course Catalog. Then search for sudden cardiac arrest to find the course. After permit holders view the materials and pass  a short test, they can earn their certificates of completion.
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.