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AWP Safety Certification

Safety Certification 


American Water Polo is adopting a new policy, effective March 15, 2019. The purpose is to provide the safest possible environment for our athletes to enjoy the great sport of water polo.

Certification Overview

The certification process involves three elements: All provided FREE of charge to coaches.
Background Check
Safe Sport Training
HEADS UP Training for Concussions

A coach must complete and submit all three certifications to become AWP Safety Certified (AWPSC). As of March 15th, only coaches that are AWPSC will be listed as active members and covered by AWP insurance policies.
Email HEADS UP and SafeSport training certificate to member@americanwaterpolo.org or office@americanwaterpolo.org

Club Requirements

Every club is required to have at least one individual that is AWPSC on deck during an activity involving AWP member athletes. Teams without an AWPSC coach will be ineligible for AWP competition.

Time and Cost

We recognize that these certifications will take the following time:

Background Check                                     10 min
Safe Sport Training                                     90 min
HEADS UP Training for Concussions          5 min

We appreciate your efforts and want to partner with you to keep your athletes safe and healthy. That is why American Water Polo will pay all costs involved with obtaining background clearances and Safe Sport Training (HEADS UP training program is free).