Background Checks and SafeSport Training for coaches and officials

From the national office…

The link to renew background screens is here. Choose your appropriate category at the bottom of the page.

USATF strives to keep itself on the forefront of SafeSport compliance. You may recall that in the past, USATF was told by the U.S. Center for SafeSport that SafeSport trainings would be valid through the end of 2020. However, during an audit meeting this past fall, USATF learned that Center policies were changing, and it was recommended that members who previously completed SafeSport training on the USOPC’s platform would need to register/create an account on the Center’s platform ( and complete the Core SafeSport training there by 3/31.

In an attempt to comply, we’re asking that all our members, but specifically coaches and officials, voluntarily participate and complete the Core training on as soon as they are able. These members will still be able to participate as a coach or official throughout 2020, but it’s very important that we get these members up to speed with current SafeSport trainings as soon as we can. Coaches and officials will need their USATF membership number and ninety (90) minutes to help keep USATF at the forefront of compliance on this matter.

For more information, contact officials chair Mike Maryott at

Are you SafeSport compliant? Check here.

(posted March 27, 2020)