In our continuing efforts to keep our members safe, we’re writing to bring you important updates from the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

Beginning Monday, January 15, all SafeSport Training must be completed at SafeSport.org. The current Team USA Prep Center site will no longer be available beginning Monday, January 15.

The following members must complete SafeSport Training:

- Coaches registering for any USA Weightlifting event
- All members of the USA Sports Medicine Society
- Any non-athlete adult attending an international event in support of Team USA
- All USA Weightlifting Coaching Education Instructors
- All Club Presidents, Club Administrators and Club Coaches
- All USA Weightlifting Staff and Contractors
- All USA Weightlifting Board and Committee Members
- All USA Weightlifting Technical Officials, National and Above
- All USA Weightlifting members holding a National, International or Senior International Coach certification
- All Athletes on an international team where a minor is present
- All LWC Board Members and Elected Volunteers

Please click here for a complete list of SafeSport certification requirements and responsibilities for ALL USA Weightlifting members.

Completion of the SafeSport education is also required for coaches who wish to be listed in the online Coach Directory.

Take the Training:

To take the training, create an account on SafeSport.org using this link and Access Code.

https://safesport.org/authentication/register?token=abf33486-203e-47a8-b398-d170495b6d8d


Access Code

9DH2-VS34-RRDZ-AVXP
NOTE: The Access Code is Case Sensitive!

After your account is created, take the three SafeSport Education Modules: Emotional and Physical Misconduct, Mandatory Reporting and Sexual Misconduct and Awareness. You can access these modules by clicking Menu, Your Name, then SafeSport Trained.

Once you completed all three modules, a SafeSport Trained certificate will be generated. To access the certificate, click on Menu, Your Name, then SafeSport Trained. Then click on the green Certificate button to download your certificate. After completing all three modules, send a copy of your SafeSport Trained certificate to usaw@USAWeightlifting.org

Please allow at least 90 minutes or more to complete the training.

For Members who have completed the training on the old Team USA Prep Center system, your certification will be valid for one year upon initial completion. After this date, you will need to take the training on the U.S. Center for SafeSport system.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport has put together these Frequently Asked Questions about the training. If you face any technical issues, please contact help.desk@safesport.org.


SafeSport Online Training Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The below FAQs are here to assist you with accessing your training course. If you still have a question after you have reviewed the FAQs, please contact the SafeSport Help Desk directly at help.desk@safesport.org. The Help Desk hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST, and Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST.

How do I access SafeSport training, now that the SafeSport training on the Team USA Prep Center is no longer available as of January 15?
The SafeSport online training is currently available to U.S. Olympic National Governing Bodies. Please contact the National Governing Body for your sport to obtain an access code directly from your organization. If your organization is not part of a National Governing Body, we plan to make this training available to other organizations in the spring of 2018. Please submit your contact information here and we will reach out to you to discuss options.

Our organization would like to receive the SafeSport online training. How do we get started? 
The SafeSport online training is currently available to U.S. Olympic National Governing Bodies. We plan to make this training available to other organizations in the spring of 2018. Please submit your contact information here and we will reach out to you to discuss options.

I don't have an access code. How do I get one? 
Access codes are provided by each organization. Please contact the organization you are a member of to obtain an access code.

I took the SafeSport training on the old system. How do I know when I need to renew?
Please contact the national governing body for your sport. They are responsible for informing their covered individuals of ongoing training requirements. As a general rule, training completed on the previous system in 2017, prior to the new system launch, will be valid for 1 year.

My organization does not have a record of my SafeSport online course completion. What should I do?
Please contact the national governing body for your sport. They are responsible for gathering completion information for their members.

How long is the SafeSport Trained educational requirement valid for? 
Once completed, the SafeSport Trained educational requirement is valid for 2 years. A refresher course will be offered every 2 years to maintain your SafeSport Trained requirement.

Why aren't the videos playing? 
Sometimes this may be caused by a slow or intermittent internet connection. In some rare cases the videos may be blocked by your network administrator. This sometimes happens in corporate, educational, and government settings. In order to view videos you will need to access them from another location.

How do I create an account? 
You can create an account by clicking Sign In and then clicking the "Register" button. When registering if you find your email address already has an account associated with it, click the "Forgot Password" link on the Sign In page to reset your password.

Do I need a broadband Internet connection? It is recommended that you access this site and online training materials using a broadband Internet connection. If you have a slower connection, all of the content is still accessible but may take a bit longer to load.

Do I need any browser plugins to view materials? 
If you have an older web browser, videos may require Adobe Flash Player when being viewed on desktop/laptop computers. For all modern desktop browsers as well as mobile devices, no plugin is required to view videos. You will also need a PDF viewer like Adobe Reader in order to view print your certificate of completion. Certificates of completion may not be able to be downloaded on all tablets and mobile devices.

How do I clear my web browser's cache? 
In some cases, issues you experience can be resolved by clearing your web browser's cache. Since there are many types of web browsers on many devices, this link covers how to clear your cache on most of them.

How do I download my certificate of completion? 
Once you've successfully completed an activity, you can download your certificate at any time by following these steps:

  1. Sign in to your account using your email address and password. If you do not remember your password, you can click the "Forgot Password" link on the Sign In page to retrieve it.
  2. From the menu, click on your name and select "Your Activities".
  3. Any activity you have completed will have a "Download Certificate" button.
  4. Click this button to begin downloading your certificate. Please note that it may take a moment for the certificate to fully download.

What if I cannot download or print my certificate of completion? 

If you cannot download or print your certificate, please: 1) submit a request through email to help.desk@safesport.org; and 2) screen shot your certificate for your records and submit your screen shot of your completed training directly to your national governing body.

How do I start my training where I left off? 
Activities do not have to be completed all at once. Here are the steps to resume where you left off:

  1. Sign in using your email address and password.
  2. Select "Your Activities" from the main menu.
  3. From the list of activities click the training you would like to resume.

 

I've forgotten my password, what do I do now?
If you do not remember your password, click on the "Forgot Password" link on the Sign-In page. You will be prompted to enter the email address associated with your account. Next you will receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password.

What if I have a specific question that is not answered in these FAQs?
If you still have a question after you have reviewed the FAQs, please contact the SafeSport Help Desk directly at help.desk@safesport.org. The Help Desk hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST, and Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST. We will do our best to get your questions answered as soon as possible.

Which web browsers and devices are supported? 
Supported browsers include:

  • Chrome 48+
  • Firefox 44+
  • Internet Explorer/Edge 11+
  • Opera 34+
  • Safari 7+ Supported tablets and mobile devices include:
  • iOS 8+
  • Android 4.4+
  • Windows Phone 8.1+

For questions regarding USA Weightlifting’s SafeSport requirements contact us at usaw@usaweightlifting.org or 719-866-4508. For technical issues with the training, or you’re having trouble making an account on SafeSport.org contact help.desk@safesport.org.