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 $25.
The racing officials’ modules will consist of:
- Clerk of Scales
- Horse Identifier
- Paddock Judge
- Patrol Judge / Placing Judge
- Starter / Assistant Starter
For more information about the specific official positions offered CLICK HERE.
The ROAP Certificate program will be held regionally each year. Check the calendar of events for more details or sign up below.
For more information, please email Cathy O'Meara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To sign up for the Laurel Park program on October 1-2, 2014, in Maryland, please use the PayPal link below.
ROAP is currently seeking racetracks and/or commissions that would like to serve as the host regional location for a ROAP Certificate Program. ROAP will provide all of the staffing and materials for the program.
Additionally, ROAP encourages all racetracks and commissions to send all current officials and interested parties to complete a ROAP certificate to raise the level of knowledge and education to your track and/or commission.