IDPA Safety Officer Training and Certification Class

Course Prefix:  SO001

Course title: IDPA Safety Officer Training

Cost: FREE

Note: This is an IDPA safety officer certification course

Age:  21+

Equipment needed: None

Students:  IDPA approved holster, magazines/speed loaders and IDPA Firearm.

100 rounds of ammunition for your firearm of choice.

1-  Be a current IDPA member or join and have a valid email address & Access to the internet

2-  Pass a 60 question online exam & bring a hard copy of the resulting “PASS” certificate to the class September 13th.

Ted Earnshaw, IDPA SO Instructor

Sunday 01/04/2015 5:15PM IDPA01042015 REGISTER
Sunday 02/01/2015 5:15PM IDPA02012015 REGISTER
Sunday 03/01/2015 5:15PM IDPA03012015 REGISTER


The Safety Officer is one of the most vital and visual representatives of IDPA.  Contestants interact with the Safety Officers more than any other official at a match.

IDPA Safety Officers are the people whose purpose and goal is for all the shooters at the match to have a safe and enjoyable day at the range by directing the shooter through the course of fire (“COF”).  Safety Officers must take a class from an IDPA Safety Officer Instructor, be at least 21, understand the rule book, be an experienced IDPA competitor and be a current member of IDPA in order to be certified.  Others may attend the class in order to get a better understanding of the sport and to be of assistance to the match director at Centennial Gun Club.

IDPA is the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual.

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters. It was founded in 1996 as a response to the desires of shooters worldwide. The organization now boasts membership of more than 22,000, including members in 50 foreign countries.

Centennial Gun Club is hosting an IDPA Safety Officer Orientation class. CGC is currently working on hosting a monthly IDPA match and we need your help to make it happen.  Anyone interested in learning about become a Safety Officer and be part of the Centennial Gun Club IDPA crew come join us for a fast paced introduction to IDPA.

This day long class will cover in detail the following:

  1. Safety Rules
  2. Competition rules
  3. Equipment rules
  4. Range Commands
  5. How to explain a CoF
  6. How to run a CoF
  7. What to concentrate on
  8. Penalties
  9. Differences in divisions
  10. How to set up a CoF
  11. How to run the Classifier
  12. Course Design