August 16, 2015
QUESTION: I took SafeSport Training 2 years ago. I heard recently that I must take a “refresher” course?
ANSWER: The SafeSport Training is valid for two (2) seasons. Thus, if you took the training during the 2013-14 season, it was valid for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons and you will need to complete the SafeSport Refresher course for this 2015-16 season. The SafeSport Training and SafeSport Refresher courses are available all season. Click HERE for more information on the SafeSport Training Program.
QUESTION: I keep receiving notices from AHAI that I have not completed the required USAH SafeSport Training. I have already done this and have the Certificate from USAH proving so. Should I email AHAI the Certificate?
ANSWER: Please do not email AHAI the SafeSport Certificate. The issue here may have two different answers:
- All Club registrars must do an update/sync with USAH/AHAI to capture the most current SafeSport (and CEP) data available. If your club’s Registrar did their update/sync prior to your completion of SafeSport (Age Specific Module, CEP Clinic, or Level 3 online Re-Cert) your recent completion will not be visible. The Registrar must do another update/sync to capture your additional data.
- If the above steps are taken and you are still not being shown credit, then your Registrar must contact Susan Hunt at USAH: SusanH@usahockey.org to rectify this issue. In this case it is two separate software systems not communicating properly with each other and manual corrections must be made.
QUESTION: I have heard around the rinks that all coaches will now need to take the online USA Hockey SafeSport Training as part of their USA Hockey/AHAI CEP requirements for the 2014-15 Season.
ANSWER: That is true. Beginning with the 2014-15 Season, all USA Hockey/AHAI Coaches must take the online SafeSport Training! For easy instructions to take this free online course, click HERE.
QUESTION: I think my CEP certification is current and at the correct Level. I have taken the Age Specific Module and I have been screened by AHAI. Now I understand that there is a new requirement calledSafeSport?