IDPA SO Course
One-day IDPA Safety Officer certification class
This is the standard IDPA SO course as taught all over the world. You will be prepared to become a match official and an ambassador for the sport. This course stands at the beginning of your career as an SO and has a focus on practical exercises where you learn to be safe, competent and fair in running IDPA stages and make the match safe and enjoyable for everybody.
After the course your learning will continue by pairing up with more experienced SOs and continuing to buildup your skills.
Safety Officers make the sport possible. So join up and become part of the team!
IDPA SO certification
Minimum 21 years
IDPA member in good standing for at least 6 months and never had membership revoked
Shot at least six IDPA matches, at the club or sanctioned level
Possess a basic knowledge of the IDPA rulebook
Be sponsored by an IDPA-affiliated club representative that can confirm the applicant’s ability to safely handle a firearm and who is willing and able to provide designated mentor SOs committed to training the graduate SO
Online test (prior to course start)
SO roles and responsibilities
SO code of conduct
Assessment and certification
Full personal IDPA gear
Approx. 100 rounds