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. 

Click Here To Download SO 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

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:

Michael Craig

Ohio Shooting Sports

PO Box 1088

New Albany, OH 43054

Review the Match Administration Handbood for SO qualifications

We are going to invoke 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: Have completed an IDPA Safety Officer Class taught by an authorized IDPA Safety Officer Instructor (SOI). Be a current member in good standing of IDPA, and not have had their membership revoked. Adhere to the IDPA Safety Officer Code of Conduct. Regularly participate in IDPA matches as an SO at either the club or sanctioned match level. 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: Be at least 21 years of age and be able to lawfully possess a firearm under the laws of your country of residence. Be a current IDPA member in good standing for at least six months, and never have had their membership revoked. Have shot at least six IDPA matches, at the club or sanctioned level. Be willing and able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the IDPA rulebook. 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. 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.