Certifications

The certifications are a prototype of how a shooters certification can be implemented. It comprises of levels, prerequisites, duration and renewal terms and dependencies. At the moment, the individual levels and dates have no official meaning and may not be accurate and updated completely.  

Current user:

Competitor

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Requirements:

  • Active IDPA member

  • Valid IDPA classification

Duration/Renewal:

  • One calendar year

  • Renewal without gap

Additional prerequisites for new members:

  • Passed Kick-Start and Skill-Up tests

  • Successful completion of IDPA Intro course

  • Minimal classification MM (Marksman) using standard classifier

My Status:

Not found as Competitor

Active:

Certified:

Safety Officer

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Requirements:

  • Active Competitor

  • Active IDPA Safety Officer

Duration/Renewal:

  • Two calendar years (or expiry as of IDPA)

  • SO or MD for minimum 4 matches during last period

  • Renewal without gap

Additional prerequisites for new members:

  • As per IDPA SO certification

My Status:

Not found as Safety Officer

Active:

Certified:

Match Director

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Requirements:

  • Active Competitor

  • Active IDPA Safety Officer

Duration/Renewal:

  • Two calendar years

  • MD for minimum 4 matches during last period

  • Renewal without gap

Additional prerequisites for new members:

  • Successful completion of Advanced SO Course

My Status:

Not found as Match Director

Active:

Certified:

Trainer

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Requirements:

  • Active Competitor and Active Safety Officer

Duration/Renewal:

  • Two calendar years

  • Minimum 10 training sessions in the last period

  • Renewal without gap

Additional prerequisites for new members:

  • Minimal handgun classification SS (Sharpshooter) in two or more different divisions using standard classifier

  • Mininmal 2 years of IDPA membership

  • Minimal 5 IDPA matches as Competitor

  • Minimal 1 year of IDPA Safety Officer

  • Minimal 5 matches as Safety Officer

  • Recommended: prior teaching/instruction experience

  • Successful completion of Trainer course

My Status: not yet implemented

Instructor

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Requirements:

  • Active Competitor, Safety Officer and Trainer

Duration/Renewal:

  • Two calendar years

  • Minimum 4 standard courses in the last period

  • Renewal without gap

Additional prerequisites for new members:

  • Minimal handgun classification SS (Sharpshooter) using standard classifier

  • Mininmal 3 years of IDPA membership

  • Minimal 10 IDPA matches as Competitor

  • Minimal 1 year of IDPA Safety Officer

  • Minimal 5 matches as Safety Officer

  • Recommended: prior teaching/instruction experience

  • Successful completion of Instructor course

My Status:

Active:

Not found as Instructor

Certified: