The next ROAP Certificate Course will be held at Remington Park on Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21, 2018, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. This course is open to the public and all those interested in learning more about racing officials and the racing office. Those with work conflicts in the morning, please contact ROAP to meet up with the course after training hours. Cost is $50 per participant.
The course will be conducted in the Rand Rick's Room at Remington Park beginning at 8:00am Tuesday morning. A lunch will be served both days and materials will be provided. Tuesday will include classroom instruction with working stewards. Wednesday will begin with morning training and racing office followed by observing prep races.
ROAP introduced the Certificate Course in 2012 with the goal to provide an intermediary step toward full ROAP accreditation or to provide those who do not wish to be fully accredited shorter, job-specific courses that result in earning a racing official certificate. This is the first available training program for flat racing officials in the U.S.
The ROAP Certificate Course is a two-day program, consisting of one day of general education for all officials and one day of job-specific modules geared toward each specific racing official position. Each student will receive training in all specified racing official positions. The course will be conducted at a racetrack to ensure the students receives experience in the environment in which they will work.
The two-day course will conclude with a short assessment and the granting of a certificate to those who complete the entire course.
Certificates are good for five years and cost per participant will be $50. Participants can pay at the PayPal button below.
The racing officials’ modules will consist of:
Clerk of Scales
Patrol Judge / Placing Judge
Starter / Assistant Starter