A) Have completed an IDPA Safety Officer Class
taught by an authorized IDPA
Safety Officer Instructor (SOI).
B) Be a current member in good standing of IDPA, and
not have had their
C) Adhere to the IDPA Safety Officer Code of
D) Regularly participate in IDPA matches as an SO at
either the club or
sanctioned match level.
E) Maintain their SO certification via continuing SO
recertification every two years in
accordance with current IDPA HQ policy.
members applying to take the IDPA Safety Officer
meet the following minimum qualifications to be
A) Be at least 21 years of age and be able to
lawfully possess a firearm under
the laws of your country of residence.
B) Be a current IDPA member in good standing for at
least six months, and
never have had their membership revoked.
C) Have shot at least six IDPA matches, at the club
or sanctioned level.
D) Possess a basic knowledge of the IDPA rulebook.
E) Be sponsored by an IDPA-affiliated club
representative that can confirm
the applicant’s ability to safely handle a firearm
and who is willing and able to provide designated
mentor SOs committed to training the graduate SO.