Pupil Activity Validation (PAV) Certification

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) requires all individuals who supervise, direct or coach a student activity program to have a Pupil Activity Validation (PAV) certificate.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association requires this certificate for all of its coaches in Ohio. Nationwide Children's Hospital’s Community Education Department and the Ohio Department of Education have registration information for classes offered at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

This course exposes these individuals to the proper way of assessing life threatening and non-life threatening injuries, as well as basic injury management and prevention strategies. The course also covers a variety of other health and safety topics that can arise when supervising and working with student athletes.

Upcoming PAV Trainings

First Aid First Response for Coaches (PAV)

This program is designed for coaches of youth programs for elementary, middle and high school students (paid or volunteer) and recreation league coaches. Parent coaches and other interested parents are welcome. Nationwide Children's Hospital is an approved provider of Ohio Department of Education Pupil Activity (PAV) First Aid programs. This program fulfills the requirements for the two hour, three-year validation for participants. You will receive paperwork to complete and mail to The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for credit.

Grandview Heights High School
Delaware Hayes High School
Liberty Union High School
Big Walnut High School

Inclement Weather

We follow the Columbus Public Schools policy for weather closure. If a program is cancelled due to bad weather, you will be notified and it will be re-scheduled for another evening.

Confirmation of your space in the program will be sent to all class participants by email when registered 2 days before the program.

For more information call:
For more information contact Nicole Jewell (614) 355-6053.