Maintaining Certification


Annually, receive Area Conference from HOD (mandatory for Heads of Delegation).

  • Area Conference available online or face to face meeting.
  • Face to face meeting offered January through February, online version year round.
  • Covers SOTX updates in rule changes, policies and procedures, new sports, the calendar of events, etc.

Remain active in the Special Olympics program in the specific sport(s) selected.

  • An absence of more than 12 months will result in a lapse of certification and require the coach to attend another training school for that sport.

Attend all required coaches meetings for the sport in which active.

The coach must attend Protective Behaviors training and submit a new Class A Volunteer Application every 3 years, and pass criminal background check every 4 years. 

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