IDPA Safety Officer Training & Certification
July 16, 2016
Richwood Gun & Game Club
IDPA depends on members of IDPA to volunteer to act as IDPA Safety Officers or SO's
Without these volunteers the sport would not thrive as it has since 1996. If you would
like to see your sport thrive in your area, want to learn more about your sport and meet the
qualifications please download this application and return it to
Michael Craig, Ohio Safety Officer Instructor A06904
Here is the link to download the application.
Once you download the application pdf you will need to save it to your device.
After it is saved note the location and reopen the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Once you open file in Acrobat you will be able to fill and sign the form in order to complete the form.
Save the file again and email to Michael@OhioShootingSports.com.
There is a $45 tuition fee to cover range fees and supplies. There are formal requirements
to qualify to attend this course, see below. There is also an online test that must be
completed prior to attending the course. If we approve your application we will send you a link to online test.
Once you complete the online test you will need to mail your application and tutiton fee to:
Ohio Shooting Sports
PO Box 1088
New Albany, OH 43054
Review the Match Administration Handbood for SO qualifications
We are going to invoke 188.8.131.52 on a case by case basis for those Richwood members who do fulfil the 6 month membership.
02 – Safety Officer Roles & Responsibilities
2.2.1 All certified IDPA Safety Officers must meet the following requirements:
184.108.40.206 Have completed an IDPA Safety Officer Class taught by an authorized IDPA Safety Officer Instructor (SOI).
220.127.116.11 Be a current member in good standing of IDPA, and not have had their membership revoked.
18.104.22.168 Adhere to the IDPA Safety Officer Code of Conduct.
22.214.171.124 Regularly participate in IDPA matches as an SO at either the club or sanctioned match level.
126.96.36.199 Maintain their SO certification via continuing SO education and recertification every two years in accordance with current IDPA HQ policy.
2.2.2 IDPA members wishing to apply to take the IDPA Safety Officer Class should meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered:
188.8.131.52 Be at least 21 years of age and be able to lawfully possess a firearm under the laws of your country of residence.
184.108.40.206 Be a current IDPA member in good standing for at least six months, and never have had their membership revoked.
220.127.116.11 Have shot at least six IDPA matches, at the club or sanctioned level.
18.104.22.168 Be willing and able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the IDPA rulebook.
22.214.171.124 Be sponsored by an IDPA-affiliated club representative that can confirm the applicant’s ability to safely handle a firearm and who is willing and able to provide designated mentor SOs committed to training the graduate SO.
126.96.36.199 Discretion on the part of the IDPA SOI in approving SO Class applicants is permitted to meet the needs of new IDPA start-up clubs and other special situations.