U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing


Melanie Schwartz competes at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.

IPC Licensing

IPC Licensing Overview
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has launched an online database application that was developed in partnership with Atos Origin. The application is called the IPC Sport Data Management System (SDMS). The general functionality of the online application includes the following:

• Captures athlete biographies, eligibility data (nationality, classification, etc.), results, potential records;
• Provides U.S. Paralympics with online reports and data for its respective athletes;
• Calculates world and regional rankings, records, and other reports (e.g. classification master lists)

NOTE: Only licensed athletes will be eligible to have their results submitted for consideration on the IPC world and regional ranking lists as well as for world and regional record applications. Please note that athletes who are not licensed will not be eligible for the National Team nor will they be eligible to be classified at an IPC Event. The IPC license is valid from the time of application through the end of that calendar year. The license will expire at the end of each calendar year and must be renewed to carry over from one year to the next.

For the current list of IPC licensed alpine skiers, please check the IPC Classification Masterlist.

IPC License Renewal
Athletes who have been IPC licensed in previous years and need to renew the license, must complete the following steps.

1.  Active USSA Membership – This can be done through the USSA Website. The best membership options to meet the insurance requirements is the Adaptive Alpine Competitor membership.

2. Submit License fee of $100 USD. Pay Online by VISA Card Only clicking HERE or contact USOPC Classification Manager Kyle Knott at Kyle.Knott@usopc.org for additional payment options.

3. Scan and email a completed and signed IPC Eligibility Code Form to Kyle.Knott@usopc.org (must have original signature - no electronic signatures will be accepted). You can also fax the form to 719-866-2029.

4. Athletes who have an international classification status of New, Review or Review 2020/2021 must submit medical documentation and supporting documents before you can be licensed. 

Physical Impairment Medical Diagnostics Form

Visual Impairment Medical Diagnostics Form

IPC License Application
Athlete’s who have not been licensed must complete the following five steps. (All steps must be completed before an athlete can be licensed).

1. Scan and email a completed and signed IPC Eligibility Code Form to USOPC Classification Manager Kyle Knott at Kyle.Knott@usopc.org (must have original signature - no electronic signatures will be accepted). You can also fax the form to 719-866-2029.

2. Email a copy of your passport. The IPC requires a passport or passport card as proof of citizenship. Scan the informational page of your passport (the one with your photo), save it as a PDF, and email it to Kyle.Knott@usopc.org. Please do not fax as it will not come through clearly.

3. Email a recent headshot photo (photos MUST: have a white or light blue background, not include headgear, dark glasses and hair bands on the athlete and have the head of the athlete looking face-on). Email the photo to Kyle.Knott@usopc.org. Please do not fax as it will not come through clearly.

4. Submit a copy of your Medical Diagnostics Form. Your doctor must fill out the paperwork and attach supporting documentation. This form can be emailed to USOPC Classification Manager at Kyle.Knott@usopc.org.

Physical Impairment Medical Diagnostics Form

Visual Impairment Medical Diagnostics Form

5. Submit License fee of $100 USD. Pay Online by VISA Card Only clicking HERE or contact USOPC Classification Manager at Kyle.Knott@usopc.org for additional payment options.

6. Active USSA Membership – This can be done through the USSA Website. The best membership options to meet the insurance requirements is the Adaptive Alpine Competitor membership.

If you do not have access to a scanner, you can mail the information to: 

         USOPC - Paralympic Division,
         Attn: Classification Manager
         One Olympic Plaza,
         Colorado Springs, CO 80909. 

If you have any questions, please call or email USOPC Classification Manager Kyle Knott at Kyle.Knott@usopc.org or 719-866-4240.