The ROAP Flat Racing Accreditation School will be held in Southern California, June 23-30, 2019. Specific location will be updated once finalized. Live racing will be attended at Santa Anita Park and Los Alamitos Racecourse. If you are interested in this school, please register below to receive updates. Hotel information and schedule will be forwarded once available.
A 16 hour Continuing Education Class for accredited officials will also be available (dates TBD) and a one-day Certificate Course open to the public may also be offered prior to the school, if there is enough interest. Please let us know if you would like to participate in the Certificate Course.
Registrations for the accreditation school are currently being taken. Registration and payment deadline is May 23, 2019.
The following four (4) items must be complete prior to attending the accreditation school:
What to expect?
It is strongly encouraged to obtain the materials packet well in advance of attending the school. The materials contain the text book and supplemental information that will be covered during the school. Due to the length of the school, information is covered very quickly and it is encouraged to read the entire text book prior to attending. Additionally, a thorough review of the ARCI model rules or your state jurisdictions rule book will assist in your completion of the school.
The school is divided into three sections - General, Legal, and Medication. The bulk of the day will be in lecture with field trips schedule to attend and observe live races. The testing includes three (3) hour and a half written examinations, one (1) two-hour film review examination, and one (1) 30 minute oral examination.
Lectures will be in a classroom setting and for long hours. Be sure to dress comfortably but presentable. Jeans are acceptable during lectures. Bring at least two professional outfits to wear to the races. Keep in mind to wear comfortable shoes for walking as much of the time spent at the races will be shadowing officials on both the front and backside.
How to Prepare For and Get the Most Out of the Steward/Judge Accreditation Program
If you have any questions about the application process, please direct them to the ROAP Coordinator, Cathy O'Meara
Accommodations: Hotel information will be added once location is determined