Transitional Coaching Authorization- additional information

The following are directions to apply for the transitional coaching authorization.  It is important that you read and follow these steps – IN ORDER. 

Some key things to keep in mind: you can always save and come back to the application and log back in with the user name and password you create. Make sure you save before signing out.

Your FINGERPRINTS and ALL fees are required to be in our office before anything can be issued. 

The majority of the time, a license can be processed relatively quickly.  Sometimes, it can take several weeks.  Incomplete applications or failure to follow the directions below will significantly slow up the process.  The minute anything is issued, the applicant is notified via e-mail.  This e-mail will indicate if a one-year license or a 90 day temporary coaching license was issued. 

The temporary license is issued when the FBI background is not yet cleared. 

Step #1- Follow the “Online” link from our website or below: then click on “Start” or use the “Login” buttons to begin.

Step #2- Start by entering your demographics and email address (user name) and create a password. When done with this page click on “next page” at the bottom right hand corner of the page.

Step #3- Send information to Iowa- Enter your birthdate and gender in the appropriate spaces and click on “Send Info” at the bottom of the page.

Step #4- Type of licensure- Check the box for an Iowa transitional Coaching Authorization

Step #5- Pay the $163.00 online.

Step #6- Get your fingerprints to us either with the cards we will send you or by coming into our office.  (FYI- This step can be completed before the coursework is completed)

Step # 7 - check “yes” or “no” to the five questions about your background status. Background information- If you answer “Yes” to any of the first 4 questions, provide an explanation in the text box below that question.

Step #8- Upload your official transcript from the college or program from which you took the Transitional coaching authorization short course. Upload the scan or PDF of concussion training certificate.

Step #9- Read and then digitally sign the statement of fraud.

Step #10-Submission Verification: If you have all documents inputted you can submit your application. If you see an error message, be sure to fix the error or upload the missing documents, or your application will NOT be considered submitted. Incomplete applications that are NOT submitted does not grant you ANY authority to serve as a coach or volunteer coach in the state of Iowa at the 7-12 grade level.

Please e-mail Steve Mitchell if you have questions