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SafeSport Training

Mandatory Training

USA Fencing has partnered with the U.S. Center for SafeSport to offer online SafeSport training for our members. It is a U.S. Center for SafeSport requirement for USA Fencing coaches, volunteers, referees, committee members, vendors, staff and those that have regular contact with minor fencers to complete online training on an annual basis. SafeSport training will be required at the time of membership renewal and will be valid for the membership year. Additionally, the online training is offered at no additional cost to all adult members and can be accessed online through your USA Fencing member dashboard at

Coach, +CheckEd and +Coach members must first complete the core course that includes three 30-minute modules:

  1. Sexual Misconduct Awareness training
  2. Emotional and Physical Misconduct
  3. Mandatory Reporting

The year following the completion of the Core Training, a 30-minute refresher course will be available through your USA Fencing membership profile and completion of the refresher course will satisfy the SafeSport training requirement. 

For additional information, please contact the USA Fencing FenceSafe Manager at

Optional Training

Parent SafeSport Course

An online course was developed by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for parents of athletes of all ages. Titled "Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport," this course explains the issues of misconduct in sport and helps parents ensure their children have a positive and safe sport experience. To take this free, 30 minute course click here.

SafeSport Training for Adult Athletes

Do you know adult athletes who would benefit from important SafeSport™ Trained Core learnings, tailored to their specific role, in just 20 minutes? This course summarizes valuable athlete safety concepts — cultural, technical, and legal — with real-world examples relevant to common situations adult athletes may face.  

Take the Course

Youth Athlete Training Course

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is now offering a Youth Athlete Training course.

SAFESPORT™ For Youth Athletes (AGE 13+): This 15-minute course focuses on bullying and hazing prevention, supporting friends who have experienced sexual abuse or misconduct, and resources for reporting. Parental consent for registration is required.

Access the course here.

To view the U.S. Center for SafeSport Online Training Catalog click here.  This catalog includes descriptions of both mandatory and optional training.