Flat and Harness Accreditation School scheduled for July 12 – 19, 2021, in a fully online format


So you've decided to become an accreditated racing official, what next? The Racing Officials Accreditation Program is the only accreditation program for racing officials in North American and focuses on flat, harness and steeplechase racing. There are three components to becoming accredited:

Education + Examinations + Experience = Accreditation 

Each individual's journey to become an official is different. Some may have previous experience as an officials and others may complete the education component first. The key is that all three parts must be complete prior to fullfilling accreditation. Take some time to review the necessary requirements for accreditation through the Education tab. If you have any questions or just want to learn more, feel free to contact the ROAP office at 859-224-2702 or contactus@horseracingofficials.com



2021 ROAP Accreditation School

ROAP’s 60-hour school for both flat and harness racing accreditation is scheduled for July 12 – 19, 2021, in a fully online format.  The host for this event is the University of Louisville. 

The cost of the program is $500 through June 4 and $600 thereafter.  Registration is now open at https://louisville.edu/business/payments/equine.  The full agenda will be posted when finalized.


Supported by: 


              Breeders' Cup

Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association   National HBPA  National Steeplechase Association     TOBA      Oak Tree Racing  

   Keeneland  Lone Star Park   Remington Park Chruchill Downs, Inc

Maryland Jockey Club   TRA   Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau