SafeSport Update and Clarification



  1. Who has to update SafeSport Certification? Any official who has not completed the SafeSport course within the past two years. This is a “rolling” window (just like the Background Screen). So for today, anyone who did SafeSport before October 23, 2017 will need to complete the Core SafeSport Training Course.
  2. What is the deadline to complete this? Though current SafeSport certification will be good until the end of 2020, we are asking you to renew your certification by March 31, 2020 because of a change in the time frame given by the US Center for SafeSport.
  3. Where to renew SafeSport? You renew at https://uscenterforsafesport.org. If you do not have a profile with SafeSport, you will need to create one. Please note that this is different that your USATF membership and, therefore, will be different that your USATF profile. You will enter your USATF membership number as a part of your profile so that your compliance can be recorded.
  4. How long will this SafeSport renewal take? The Core SafeSport Training Course will take 1.5 – 2 hours to complete.
  5. Is there a cost to renew SafeSport certification? There is no cost.
  6. What are the future requirements of SafeSport? Beginning in 2020, an annual refresher course will be required. This refresher course will take 20-30 minutes to complete.
  7. If you have questions or run into a problem, you can get assistance at safesport@usatf.org


For the safety of our athletes, particularly our youth athletes, USA Track & Field has committed to providing a safe environment in which our athletes compete and train. We believe this is paramount to the success of all our programs.

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has recommended USATF implement the program in 2014 and it will be required of all Olympic national governing bodies (NGB’s) by 2015. Coupled with our Coaches Registry, our goal is to gain awareness and protect the participants in our sport at all levels, but particularly those athletes who are 18-and-under.

The SafeSport course is an online training module put together by the USOC. The course covers fourteen lesson areas that include, but are not limited to, sexual, physical and emotional misconduct; local and overnight travel; bullying and harassment. The training videos in total are approximately 90 minutes long and include four quizzes and a final exam.

All USATF National Staff, Board Members, Youth Committee members, registered agents, coaches on the Coaches Registry, youth club coaches and youth club administrators are required to complete the USOC SafeSport course.

Visit the SafeSport website at SafeSport.org
 to begin the process.
 



  • Who has to update SafeSport Certification? Any official who has not completed the SafeSport course within the past two years. This is a “rolling” window (just like the Background Screen). So for today, anyone who did SafeSport before October 23, 2017 will need to complete the Core SafeSport Training Course.
  • What is the deadline to complete this? Though current SafeSport certification will be good until the end of 2020, we are asking you to renew your certification by March 31, 2020 because of a change in the time frame given by the US Center for SafeSport.
  • Where to renew SafeSport? You renew at https://uscenterforsafesport.org. If you do not have a profile with SafeSport, you will need to create one. Please note that this is different that your USATF membership and, therefore, will be different that your USATF profile. You will enter your USATF membership number as a part of your profile so that your compliance can be recorded.
  • How long will this SafeSport renewal take? The Core SafeSport Training Course will take 1.5 – 2 hours to complete.
  • Is there a cost to renew SafeSport certification? There is no cost.
  • What are the future requirements of SafeSport? Beginning in 2020, an annual refresher course will be required. This refresher course will take 20-30 minutes to complete.
  • If you have questions or run into a problem, you can get assistance at safesport@usatf.org
  • Who has to update SafeSport Certification? Any official who has not completed the SafeSport course within the past two years. This is a “rolling” window (just like the Background Screen). So for today, anyone who did SafeSport before October 23, 2017 will need to complete the Core SafeSport Training Course.
  • What is the deadline to complete this? Though current SafeSport certification will be good until the end of 2020, we are asking you to renew your certification by March 31, 2020 because of a change in the time frame given by the US Center for SafeSport.
  • Where to renew SafeSport? You renew at https://uscenterforsafesport.org. If you do not have a profile with SafeSport, you will need to create one. Please note that this is different that your USATF membership and, therefore, will be different that your USATF profile. You will enter your USATF membership number as a part of your profile so that your compliance can be recorded.
  • How long will this SafeSport renewal take? The Core SafeSport Training Course will take 1.5 – 2 hours to complete.
  • Is there a cost to renew SafeSport certification? There is no cost.
  • What are the future requirements of SafeSport? Beginning in 2020, an annual refresher course will be required. This refresher course will take 20-30 minutes to complete.
  • If you have questions or run into a problem, you can get assistance at safesport@usatf.org
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