The State of Utah requires that coaches be CPR/First Aid Certified.
5.1.1: COACHES’ CERTIFICATION
A. The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) and the Utah State Board of Education (USBE)
requires that all individuals employed or acting as coaches meet specific training and certification
requirements outlined by the UHSAA and USBE.
B. Coaches’ certification includes five components: Background Check, First Aid Training, CPR Training,
Concussion Training and the “Fundamentals of Coaching” course. The First Aid, CPR and Coaches’ Training
must be completed through an approved or recognized program which complies with the State
requirements. First Aid and CPR components require current certification through an approved or
recognized program which complies with the State requirements.