SafeSport


Abuse and misconduct by anyone in our orienteering community is prohibited. To learn more about the definitions of abuse and misconduct, please see our Abuse and Misconduct Policy.

OUSA policy requires that the following persons take SafeSport training courses and familiarize themselves with OUSA policies relating to abuse and misconduct. See the Abuse and Misconduct Policy for further details about which course is appropriate for each role.

  • Members of the OUSA Board and committees with authority over athletes of any age
  • National team members (any age), adult support personnel, and parents of minor team members
  • Coaches certified by OUSA 
  • Adults who have regular contact with minors through OUSA programs 
  • Minors who travel with an OUSA team or attend an overnight OUSA training 
  • Participants in the Youth Development Program, with parental permission for minors
  • At least one person in a leadership role at each OUSA chartered club

COST: FREE*
*OUSA covers the cost of Safesport Trained or Safesport for Volunteers for qualified OUSA members every 3 years.  

The free-to-all Safesport training courses are age-appropriate or role-specific. Everyone is encouraged to check these out, they’re only about 15 minutes long!

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TO APPLY FOR SafeSport Training 

Please be aware registration is not immediate. Volunteers will process requests every 2 weeks.

Please choose one of the options below:

  1. For a New SafeSport Account 
    • Create an account here, then make sure you follow all steps of account confirmation and that you can log in. 
    • Fill in your Safesport profile, making sure it has your complete address, your OUSA membership number and your date of birth 
    • If required, request enrollment into a SafeSport course paid by OUSA. E-mail: OUSA-SafeSport and include: 
      • userID of your SafeSport account (e-mail address used for signing up for account)
      • valid and current phone number 
        • If a minor at the time of your request for enrollment into the “SafeSport Trained” course, please include the name and contact e-mail for a parent/guardian.
      • course to be enrolled in “SafeSport Trained – Orienteering USA” or “SafeSport for Volunteers Abuse Awareness and Prevention Essentials.” 
  2. You already have a SafeSport Account 
    • On your existing SafeSport account, please make sure you can log in and verify your profile information is still current. 
    • Check “Transcripts” for the date of completion of past certificates. OUSA pays for the course every 3 years. 
      • Select ‘Transcripts’ from the menu drop-down in the upper right corner of screen.
      • NOTE: Under ‘Certificates’, SafeSport will show your SafeSport Trained status as expired after 1 year. However, OUSA considers SafeSport Trained valid for THREE years.You can ignore the status as listed on the SafeSport website if you have a certificate completed within the last 3 years.
      • Request enrollment into the SafeSport Trained course paid by OUSA. E-mail: OUSA-SafeSport and include: 
      • userID of your SafeSport account (e-mail address used for signing up for account)
      • valid and current phone number 
        • If a minor at the time of your request for enrollment into the “SafeSport Trained” course, please include the name and contact e-mail for a parent/guardian.
      • course to be enrolled in “SafeSport Trained – Orienteering USA” or “SafeSport for Volunteers Abuse Awareness and Prevention Essentials.”