Class A Volunteers


Class A Volunteers:

  • Coaches
  • Unified Partners
  • Chaperones
  • Board Members
  • LETR Members
  • Committee Member
  • Area Directors
  • One on One with Athletes
  • Transporting of Athletes
  • Handling Cash

Class A volunteers are anyone who has direct contact with athletes; is in a position of authority, supervision or trust of athletes; or handles substantial amounts of cash or other assets for Special Olympics Iowa. Examples of this may be a coach, Unified Partner, chaperone, board member, Law Enforcement Torch Run member, committee member, area directors, one on one, or transport.

All three items must be submitted before the background check will be run and your application processed. To receive your credential by a certain date, all three items must be submitted at least 30 days in advance.

To become a Class A Volunteer

Complete a Class A Volunteer Application.
Class A Volunteer Application (18+)
SOIA Participate Release Form. (Minors 2-17 years old; young athletes, Unified partners, volunteer, etc.).
– Make sure you read and check the box on the Class A application that you have read the Coach Chaperone Unified Sport Partner Code of Conduct Form.
*Note: You only need to send in the front side of your driver’s license.

Take the Protective Behavior Training and quiz.
– Take the Quiz Online – At the end you will be asked to submit your contact information in order to receive a confirmation email.  Both you and our state office will receive a confirmation email. Do not delete the confirmation email in case you need to provide proof of completion.
– Protective Behavior Training Slides
– Print Quiz
– Email the Quiz – Download the pdf and email a scanned file to
– Request a printed copy by calling 515-986-5520.

Submit a color photo (passport quality).
– Email a .jpg file to
– Mail a photo to our office. The photo will be returned to you with your credential.
*Note: Cannot use driver’s license photo.

Class A Volunteers must renew their credential every three years by completing this process. To ensure that a credential is issued by a certain date, please complete the requirements at least 30 days in advance.  Incomplete applications will be held at the State Office for three (3) months.  After that, the application will be shredded and a new application will need to be submitted. If a credential is lost, you may request to have a new one reprinted. If the plastic hold breaks on a credential, you can call or email to request a new one.

Coach/Chaperone Code of Conduct Forms

Coach Chaperone Unified Sport Partner Code of Conduct Form (PDF)
Coach Chaperone Unified Sport Partner Code of Conduct Incident Report (PDF)

For questions on the Class A Volunteer application, please contact the state office at or 515-986-5520.