The Ice Sports Industry (ISI) has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Center for SafeSport to allow ISI current Professional members to become compliant with the U.S. Center for SafeSport guidelines.

WHAT is the U.S. Center for SafeSport?

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent 501(c) non-profit organization committed to building a sports community where participants can work and learn together in an environment free of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and misconduct.

WHY is the ISI in agreement with U.S. Center for SafeSport?

The ISI board of directors adopted the following resolution at its November 2019 fall meeting:

In order to be compliant with the applicable provisions of the legislative bill S. 534-Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017 as enacted in February 2018, ISI shall endorse and adopt the policies and practices of the U.S. Center for SafeSport program and implement its education and reporting system prior to the start of the 2020-2021 Professional membership registration season.

WHEN should a Professional member take the training course?

ISI Professional members that also coach in the U.S. Figure Skating program do not need to take the training again if they have already completed it. The SafeSport™ Trained 90-minute core course only needs to be completed ONCE for any coach. Coaches will take refresher courses in the future. 

Once completed, the SafeSport™ Trained educational requirement is valid for 2 years and is recognized by both organizations. Coaches that have already completed the training will simply submit a copy of their completed training certificate with their ISI Professional membership registration form.

If you have already taken SafeSport™ Trained (and it has been longer than two years) you need to take the Refresher 1: Recognizing and Reporting Misconduct.

WHAT is the training?

The approach to preventing abuse in sport begins with awareness and how to recognize the red flags of emotional, physical and sexual misconduct, and then what to do if abuse does occur.

The online SafeSport™ Trained 90-minute core course covers the following topics in-depth and provide a pre-and post-testing component:

  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
  • Emotional and Physical Misconduct
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Detailed instructions from the U.S. Center for SafeSport:

You can register for the SafeSport™ Trained course highlighted in red below. The cost is $20 per person and is 90-minutes long. SafeSport™ Trained educational requirement is valid for 2 years. If you have already taken SafeSport™ Trained (and it has been longer than two years) you need to take the Refresher 1: Recognizing and Reporting Misconduct (@ 15-20 minute course) for $9.99 highlighted in yellow below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for step by step instructions – Taking SafeSport Trained 

Click here for step by step instructions – Taking Refresher 1 

Remember to download and save your training certificate upon completion of the course. Either upload your certificate when you are purchasing your membership or send a copy of your certificate to safesport@skateisi.org

Need technical assistance? You can contact the SafeSport Help Desk by clicking here: Help Portal or dialing: 720-676-6417.

The Help Desk hours are: M – F: 8am – 9pm EST; Weekends: noon – 5pm EST