USA Fencing has partnered with the U.S. Center for SafeSport to offer SafeSport training for coaches, volunteers, referees and staff. The online training is offered at no additional cost to USA Fencing Coach and +CheckEd members and can be accessed online through your USA Fencing member dashboard at member.usafencing.org

As of January 1, 2018, the SafeSport online training consists of three new courses. Each course is approximately 30 minutes in length and replaces the original 90-minute SafeSport course. The three new courses will address the following subjects:

  1. Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
  2. Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
  3. Emotional and Physical Misconduct

Please note, all members who have previously completed the SafeSport training must take the three new courses upon the expiration of their current SafeSport certification. The SafeSport (abuse prevention) training course certification is valid for two years, at which time a renewal course is required.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, all Coach and +CheckEd members must have completed the SafeSport Training course and a background screen in order to maintain their membership status.

For additional information, please contact Suzie Riewald, USA Fencing SafeSport Coordinator, at s.riewald@usafencing.org