What is SafeSport Training?
The U.S. Center for SafeSport was launched in 2017. Among the organization’s first action items was the renewal and replacement of the USOC’s existing SafeSport training.
Effective January 1, 2018, all USA Cycling licensees listed here are required to take the new full-length SafeSport training hosted by the U. S. Center for SafeSport. This full-length training consists of three parts:
- Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education;
- Emotional and Physical Misconduct; and
- Mandatory Reporting (Understanding Your Responsibilities)
Each renewing member must pass all three parts to complete his/her SafeSport training and to earn credit. See Registration Steps below for more information.
If you have completed this course for another sport or taken a similar course within the past two years, such as Respect In Sport, you can receive credit towards this requirement by sending a completion certificate to email@example.com.
Special Instructions for Coaches and Officials
- All new coaches must complete the SafeSport training within 60 days of obtaining a coaching license.
- All coaches must renew the SafeSport training every two years*. A new refresher course will be available in the near future.
- Coaches will receive email reminder notices to complete the SafeSport training 60, 45, 30, 15, 7 and 2 days prior to their coaching license being suspended for failure to complete the SafeSport training.
If the training is not completed within the 60 days the license will be suspended until the training is complete.
*SafeSport training is good for two license years (the license year you complete it in plus one additional year). For example: If you complete the training in 2018, the training is good for 2018 and 2019, and you will be required to refresh your training for the 2020 license year.
All officials must recertify when it is time to renew their SafeSport training by following the steps below. Once officials have recertified, and the U.S. Center for SafeSport develops a refresher course, we hope to return to a SafeSport Refresher course in lieu of the full-length SafeSport course.
How Do I Register for SafeSport Training?
1. Create an account
- Each individual must create a new account for this new training. You may use the same email address and password you used for the previous SafeSport training website.
a. Log in to the training account through this USA Cycling-specific link: https://safesport.org/authenti...
b. Enter USA Cycling’s access code when prompted (you can copy and paste): 4IKQ-6AFE-22RN-8EF2
c. Enter registration information on the first screen. Follow these directions closely.
***Important*** Enter your first AND last name into the first name box
***Important*** Enter your USAC license (membership) number into the last name box. Find your USAC number here after you’ve logged in.
2. Complete Registration & Sign In
a. Complete registration details and submit the form.
b. After registration is completed, an email will be sent to the email account you used to register. Check your email for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. To confirm your registration, click on the link at the bottom of the email to confirm your email address.
d. After confirming your email, you may now sign into https://safesport.org.
3. Complete the Webinars
The SafeSport webinars are pre-populated into your account. You must complete all three webinars with a 100% score to satisfy SafeSport training requirements.
a. Click on one of the webinars to start.
b. After completing one webinar, close the webinar window using the gray X at the bottom right of the screen.
Note: You may download your completion certificate immediately upon completing a webinar, or on the main webinar screen at any time after completing a webinar.
c. Click on the next webinar to launch it. You can see your progress on each webinar on the main webinar screen.
Note: You may take this training in parts and you may return at any time to pick up where you left off. Expect the training to take approximately 90 minutes.
If you experience issues with the training, log out of the website and close your browser, then re-open browser and log back in. If this does not work please contact the SafeSport help desk at email@example.com.