USA Fencing is pleased to announce that a partnership has been formed with the United States Olympic Committee to offer Safe Sport training for coaches, volunteers, referees and staff. The online training is offered at no additional cost to USA Fencing members and is easily accessed online at The training is approximately 90 minutes in length and is divided into four sections with online videos followed by a short test at the end of each segment.

The Safe Sport (abuse prevention) training course certification is valid for 2 years, at which time a 30-minute renewal course is required.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, all Professional and +Professional members must have completed the Safe Sport Training course in order to maintain their Professional membership status.

For additional information, please contact Suzie Riewald, USA Fencing Safe Sport Coordinator, at