Training Guide: Concussion Awareness

Special Olympics Vermont requires all new coaches to complete a free concussion awareness training program provided by the National Federation of State High School Association. Follow these instructions to complete the training and report your training to the Special Olympics Vermont office for certification record-keeping. You can also review the Concussion Awareness and Safety Recognition Policy.

  • Follow this link to the National Federation of State High Schools Association:
    2. Click on Register in the upper right hand corner
    3. Create an account entering your email and creating a password (you will receive an email confirmation)
    4. Enter your personal information
    5. Select your respective role: COACH ONLY
    6. Followed by State, City and name of organization (Special Olympics Vermont)
    7. Opt in or out from emails
  • You should now be on the main page – select the COURSES tab at the top
    1. Scroll down through the courses and find “Concussion in Sports”
    2. Select “view course” that appears when you scroll over the Concussion in Sports picture
    3. Select the “order course” button at the top
    4. A box should appear: make sure the “myself” bullet is selected and click continue
    5. A shopping cart should appear – No worries, the class is FREE. Select Vermont and then checkout
    6. You should be on the “Review order” step – check the box, agreeing to the No Refund Policy (box is above the “continue” button) – Again the class is FREE
    7. Select “Continue”
  • Your receipt appears – Now select the “Dashboard tab” at the top
    1. Select the “My Courses” from the options on the left of the screen
    2. Concussion in Sports should be listed as an option – Click “Begin Course”
    3. Follow the easy to use step by step instruction video
    4. Be sure to answer the questionnaire at the very end to receive your certificate
    5. Download or print your certificate and send to
  • Keep in mind you can always access your completed trainings by going to the original link at the top of the page, logging in using your email and password, selecting the “Dashboard” tab at the top of the page and then selecting the “My Courses” tab to the left of the page

If you have any questions, please contact the SOVT office 802.863.5222