USA Hockey SafeSport Program
Introduction to the SafeSport Program
The on and off-ice safety of USA Hockey participants is of paramount importance.
The SafeSport Program is in place to protect players from physical abuse, sexual
abuse and other types of abuse and misconduct that can be harmful to
youth sports. The USA Hockey SafeSport program includes both training to recognize
abusive conduct and background screening to identify persons who have been
convicted of abuse.
The program is described in the
SafeSport Program Handbook. The
Handbook contains the policies and procedures for implementing and administering
the USA Hockey SafeSport Program. SafeSport training is administered by USA
Hockey. You must complete your SafeSport training in order to complete your
Referee certification and receive your Referee Registration Card and sweater
As of January 1, 2018, all relevant individuals who need to be SafeSport
certified or are seeking recertification will need to complete the new
three-course SafeSport training, which features updated content.
USA Hockey has adopted the US Olympic Committee SafeSport program as a required
training program for all USA Hockey Officials over the age of 18. If you are
over 18, you are required to complete SafeSport training every two years.
The renewal training is a reduced refresher training program. Your SafeSport
status is recorded with your registration record. You can review your USA Hockey
registration record at the
USA Hockey Officiating Registration Status
page. Log on with your USA Hockey user name and password.
USA Hockey SafeSport page
explains the USA Hockey SafeSport program. Here you will find the SafeSport
reporting policy, training details, and information for affiliate SafeSport
coordinators. SafeSport training is not limited to Officials. The
SafeSport Program Handbook
explains the SafeSport system as it applies to coaches, administrators,
team parents, and others involved in ice hockey.
SafeSport Training System Instructions
to register for SafeSport Training. You will be asked to
select your organization (USA Hockey) and your
membership type (Official). When you select Official, you will
be presented with spaces to enter your USA Hockey Referee number and
last name. Please make sure there are NO SPACES before or after
your number. Next click on the green continue button on the bottom
right side of the page. Please verify your information then click
the green next button. You will then be asked to fill out the
registration information requested. Once all information is
entered please click the green save button on bottom right hand
side of the page.
Once you have registered you will receive an email from
Nofirstname.lastname@example.org with the subject titled “SafeSport Account Created.”
Please open the email and click on the “confirm email address.” You
will only need to register the first time to set up the account. Once
the account is set up, you will sign in using your email address and
password. If you do not receive an email, please contact
to sign back in to SafeSport Training. You will arrive
on the Learning Dashboard page and see the three courses you
need to complete; Mandatory Reporting, Emotional and Physical
Misconduct, and Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education. You will
need to complete all THREE courses to obtain your SafeSport
Certified training certificate.
The USA Hockey background screening program is an element of the overall
SafeSport Program. Background screening for coaches and Officials is
administered by each USA Hockey Affiliate, following the policy set
by USA Hockey. In certain states, such as Florida, State Law imposes some
additional requirements above and beyond the USA Hockey guidelines.
page for more information regarding background screening.