International Defensive Pistol Association
 
To:
All IDPA Members
From:
Joyce Wilson, Executive Director, IDPA
Date:
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Re:
IDPA Safety officer Recertification Ends Sept. 29th and rulebook updates
 
The HQ staff and I are looking forward to seeing many of you at the IDPA Nationals in Tulsa in a few days.  Shortly after that, on Oct. 1st, our new rulebook will take effect and we are very excited about the changes that will help our sport grow. 
 
In order to give current SOs every possible opportunity to fit recertification into their busy summer schedule the deadline is midnight, Sept. 29th.  Anyone who has not passed the exam by that date will need to take an instructor-led Safety Officer class. A list of Groups and the links to access the exam for your area is included below.
 
SO classes have been in session since July 7th and we have had many positive comments from Instructors and students about the new format and class materials.  If you need to take the instructor-led class, your Area Coordinator can point you to the Instructors in your area.
 
We have also made some verbiage updates in the rulebook, and we will be posting the updated rulebook on Saturday morning.  Section changes are reflected below.  We will not be making any additional changes until 2014.  Please note that these updates will not affect any questions on the SO recertification exam. The rulebook can be accessed at this location http://members.idpa.com/Rules/Home.
 
Recertification links: (Links have been removed because recertification is closed.)
Group 1
TX/NM
All US ACs
(Link Removed)
Group 2
CT/MA/ME/NH/NY/RI/VT/PA/NJ
All SOIs
(Link Removed)
Group 3
FL/NC/SC/WV/VA/DC/DE/MD
(Link Removed)
Group 4
OH/TN/IL/KY/MS/IN/AL/GA/MI
(Link Removed)
Group 5
WI/MN/MO/IA/AR/LA/OK/ID/MT/UT/WY
CO/KS/AZ/AK/OR/WA
(Link Removed)
Group 6
CA/ND/SD/NV/PR + all International SOs
 
(Link Removed)
 
Be sure to reference the 2013 Rule Book when taking the test.  Access here:  http://www.idpa.com/compete/rules or here http://members.idpa.com/Rules/Home   
 
Rulebook 37 Changes:
 
Table of Contents
1.3.1.1.
2.12.7.
2.12.11.
3.4.3.2.
3.4.4.2.
3.7.2.
3.8.
3.8.1.
3.8.2.
3.8.3.
3.8.4.
3.8.5.
3.9.4.
3.9.4.1.
3.14.1.
3.20.1.
3.22.10.
4.1.2.
4.15.4.
4.17.7.1.
4.17.7.8.
5.4.
6.1.4.
6.1.5.
6.5.2.1.
6.26.
7.1.
8.2.1.3.3.
8.2.1.3.6.
8.2.2.2.3.
8.2.3.2.3.
8.2.4.2.4.
8.2.5.2.4.
8.2.6.3.2.3.
8.2.6.3.3.3.
9.5.4.
9.7.4.
 
Match Administration 14 Changes:
 
1.1.10.
1.3.1.2.2.
1.3.3.
1.3.3.2.2.
1.3.3.2.3.
1.3.4.2.
2.1.2.
2.5.1.
2.6.1.
2.6.2
2.6.2.1.
2.6.2.2.
2.6.2.2.1.
2.6.2.2.3.
 
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