2019 Parx Certificate Course

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Friday, November 15, 2019 to Saturday, November 16, 2019


ROAP and Parx Racing are pleased to announce the next ROAP Certificate Course will be held at Parx Race Track on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, 2019. This course is open to the public and all those interested in learning more about racing officials and the racing office. The fee for the two-day course is $75 per person and includes the materials booklet and lunch for one day. Materials can be shipped prior to the course, if requested. The approximate schedule will be 8am to 5pm each day.

Agenda for the 2 days can be found here

To register for the course please click "Register for this class" at the bottom of this page. 

*Please Note: The registration form asks for references but these are NOT required or requested.

Payment can be submitted via the yellow PayPal button below, or by sending a check (payable to ROAP) to: 821 Corporate Dr., Lexington, KY 40503. Please let us know if you are mailing a check.

Both registration and payment are required; the deadline for each is November 8. 

Directions to the track can be found here.

The best address for to get to the Parx Racing Office is: 2786 Galloway RoadBensalem, PA 19020. This is the address to the Parx Stable Gate and the Racing Office Building is right near the Stable Gate entrance.

Certificate Course General Information:

ROAP introduced the Certificate Course in 2012 with the goal to provide a preparatory step toward full ROAP accreditation or to provide those who do not wish to become fully accredited a shorter, job-specific course focused on racing official positions. This is the first available training program for flat racing officials in the U.S.

The ROAP Certificate Course is a two-day introductory course, 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 receive 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 of completion to those who complete the entire course.

The racing officials’ modules will consist of:

  • Clerk of Scales
  • Horse Identifier
  • Outrider
  • Paddock Judge
  • Patrol Judge / Placing Judge
  • Starter / Assistant Starter

For more information about the specific official positions offered CLICK HERE.

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Registration Form: 
Class Type: 
Certificate Course

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