What is SafeSport Training?
SafeSport training is a front-line abuse and misconduct prevention measure that raises member awareness of misconduct and abuse issues in sport. This training is designed to help members become more proficient at identifying, preventing, and responding to misconduct and abuse in sport. The training also familiarizes members with member reporting responsibilities.
All USA Cycling members listed here must pass all three training modules to earn SafeSport training credit. This full-length training consists of the three following training modules:
- Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education;
- Emotional and Physical Misconduct; and
- Mandatory Reporting (Understanding Your Responsibilities)
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 may receive credit towards this requirement by sending a completion certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Do I Register for SafeSport Training?
1. Create an account
a. Visit this USA Cycling-specific link: https://safesport.org/authentication...
b. Enter USA Cycling’s access code when prompted (please copy and paste): 4IKQ-6AFE-22RN-8EF2
c. Enter your 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. Don't know your USAC license number? Click here, log into your USAC account, and reference the upper left corner for your ID number.
2. Confirm Email & Sign In
a. After registration is completed, an email will be sent to the email account you used to register. Check your email for an email from email@example.com.
b. To confirm your registration, click on the link at the bottom of the email to confirm your email address.
c. After confirming your email, you may now sign into https://safesport.org.
3. Complete the training modules
a. Click on one of the modules to start.
b. After completing one module, close the module window using the gray X at the bottom right of the screen.
c. Click on the next module to launch it.
Note: You may download your completion certificate immediately upon completing a module, or on the learning dashboard screen at any time. The learning dashboard also displays your progress on each module.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Considerations for Coaches
- All coaches must complete the SafeSport training within 60 days of obtaining a coaching license.
- If the training is not completed within the 60 days the license will be suspended until the training is complete.
- 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.
- All coaches must renew the SafeSport training every two years*.
*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.