Just to let you know about the changes that will be coming to the SafeSport Training this fall. The change comes as the program shifts from the U.S. Olympic Committee to the U.S. Center for SafeSport. As part of the transition, there will be some changes that will impact both first-time users as well as existing members. The switchover date to the new platform is expected to take place September 18. Once that happens, members will need to create a new account on the new training platform and complete the new training with updated content (3 approximately 30 minute courses) if they still need this requirement for the 2017-18 season. FYI – creating a new account was the better alternative than having a blackout period with no access to training.
Our office will be sending out email correspondence in the next few days to those that are currently eligible for the refresher course letting them know they need to complete it BEFORE September 18. Additionally, we will be sending an email to all members regarding the change and to let members know that if they need a copy of their certificate, they will need to print/save a copy BEFORE September 18. SafeSport Training (and Refresher training) will still be valid for two seasons.
Example: If person completed Refresher course for this 2017-18 season, they would have valid certificate for 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. For 2019-20 season, person will have to complete the 3 new updated training courses (valid for two seasons) before again being eligible to take a new refresher course (in the works).
Again, once the change is made to the new platform September 18, members who need to complete any training will have to complete the full SafeSport Training with 3 new courses. Once we have instructions for the new training site, we will send that out as well.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Joyce Kulpinski | SafeSport and Legal Administrator
1775 Bob Johnson Drive | Colorado Springs, CO 80906
T (719) 538-1145 | firstname.lastname@example.org