The best source of information and assistance regarding coaching licensure regulations, applications, and renewals is the local school/district HR department licensure specialist.
The state agency and department which administers the coaching licensure regulation are the New Mexico Public Education Department Licensure Bureau. The NMPED Licensure Bureau phone number is 505.827.5821 and their website link is below.
The National Federation of State High School Associations has a comprehensive coaches education program, courses are available online CLICK HERE.
NMPED level 1 and level 2 coaching licenses require NFHSLearn courses “Fundamentals of Coaching”, and “First Aid, Health, and Safety for Coaches”.
NMAA regulations require NFHSLearn courses “Concussion in Sports” (annually), “AACCA Spirit Safety Certification” (once every 4 years), and “Coaching Pole Vault” (once every 4 years).
NFHSLearn also offers a variety of sport specific courses (e.g. “Coaching Basketball”) as well as elective courses (e.g. “Strength and conditioning”) and free courses (e.g. “Sports Nutrition”).
Maxpreps.com / New Mexico is the online source for all NMAA member schools’ teams, rosters, photos, schedules, results, rankings, and statistics. The following are important links and resources:
The New Mexico state middle school and high school coaches professional organization is the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, information is available from nmhsca.com or contact Thomas Mabrey, Executive Director: or contact Thomas Mabrey, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 505.554.7349.
The NMHSCA selects All Star and All State teams in most NMAA sports as well as promoting the profession through a number of activities including professional development such as the annual Summer Coaches Clinic, Education-Based Seminars, and other initiatives.