USA Water Ski & Wake Sports

SAFESPORT PROGRAM & BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS

Revised 3/2020

 

Who is required to complete SafeSport Training and Background Screenings? – Refer to the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports SafeSport Certification Compliance Chart.

SAFESPORT CERTIFICATION

Requirements – current member of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports

Cost – FREE to USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Members

Adult Certification

  • Log into your Members Only page using your membership number and password
  • Select SafeSport Certification from the menu
  • Follow the applicable instructions for either first-time certification or certification renewal for those who have taken the course previously
  • You must use Google Chrome to access the SafeSport Training
  • Email your certificate of completion to compliance@usawaterski.org

    Certification Renewal – Annual

    The Center for SafeSport offers a refresher course (estimated 15 minutes to complete) for those who have been previously certified. USA Water Ski & Wake Sports will send an email notification with a link to complete the refresher course when your certification is due for renewal. Certification is valid for ONE year.

    Youth Training Courses

    The U.S. Center for SafeSport Youth Training courses include courses for children of pre-school age; grades K-2; grades 3- 5; middle school and high school. These free online trainings are designed as an introduction for minor athletes and their parents or other caregivers to understand the importance of positive, welcoming environments in sports where misconduct like bullying or abuse is less likely to happen, and to know where to report abuse, should it occur.

  • Go to the Youth Training Courses link located under SafeSport Resources on our Web site and follow instructions
  • Note that a Parental Consent Form For Youth Training must be completed and emailed to compliance@usawaterski.org prior to completing any of the youth training courses
  • Each course is hosted on athletesafety.org. Select the “Not Affiliated” option from the organization drop-down list (it should be the first selection).
  • Download and email the certificate of completion to compliance@usawaterski.org

    BACKGROUND SCREENING

    Requirements

  • be at least 18 years of age and a current member of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports
  • have a valid social security number

    Cost - $30

    Level 1 Instructors and International Team members will receive a specific link for completing the background screening via email. All others should follow the directions below.

  • Log into your Members Only page using your membership number and password
  • Select Background Screening from the menu
  • Follow the applicable instructions to complete your application, acknowledge disqualification criteria and purchase the screening
  • USA Water Ski & Wake Sports will notify you via email of your pass/fail status

Renewal - Once every two years

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports will send you an email notification when your screening is due for renewal.

QUESTIONS? Email compliance@usawaterski.org