Coaching Credentials for Volunteer and/or Paid Coaches in Johnston


All individuals who wish to coach at Johnston High School and/or Ferri Middle School require the following prior to their appointment and their assumption of coaching duties. This pertains to appointed positions as well as volunteers.

  1. Letter of application for the position

  2. Valid First Aid/CPR card (fee varies, depending on source)

  3. RI Coaching Certificate, obtained from the RI Department of Education (First Aid card is necessary prior to seeking this certificate)(fee = $100.00)

  4. National BCI (Background Criminal Investigation) Check, obtained from the Attorney Generals' Office in Providence (should be sent directly to Johnston Public Schools) (fee = $35.00)

  5. Concussion Course certificate (annually), obtained online from the National Federation of High Schools ( (free)

  6. Basic Coaching Course (with Rhode Island test) certificate, also obtained from the National Federation of High Schools website (see #4 above) (fee = $50.00)

  7. Athletic Experience resume' to include references and contact information

  8. Tuberculosis Test (TB) results, obtained from a physician

  9. Johnston Public Schools Application, obtained from the Superintendent's Office, 10 Memorial Avenue, Johnston, RI)

  10. A sport-specific coaching course may be available at These courses are considered valuable credentials for any coach and are therefore recommended but not required (fee = $50.00).

All of the above information should be submitted to the Athletic Director, Johnston High School, 345 Cherry Hill Road, Johnston, RI 02919, who will then forward to the Superintendent's Office.

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