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IDPA Headquarters Rolls Out New Safety Officer Recertification Exams

IDPA has noticed that there are a large number of Safety Officers (SOs) who need to recertify for the upcoming match season.  In an effort to streamline the process and to save our SOs’ valuable time in recertifying, the Continuing Education Team  has developed a revamped a 20-question recertification test.  This has been shortened from the 35-question test that has been used in the past.  Our estimate is that the test will take a skilled SO about 30-45 minutes to complete. Passing score will remain at 80%.

Additionally, the following month we will roll out a long-format exam for SOs whose SO status is expired less than a year but has been expired for more than 90-days, which is past the grace period for standard recert.  This is going to be a 40-50 question test that will allow these expired SOs to recapture their SO status without sitting for an instructor-led class.  This frees up our Safety Officer Instructors (SOI) who are ready and waiting for the influx of new SO candidates that we have been experiencing.

The short test will be available Tuesday, April 2nd and the long-format test will be rolled out Monday, May 6th.   Links will be published on the IDPA recertification page which can be found on your Dashboard at www.idpa.com.

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