Continuing Ed Programs Expanded Under HISA

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act’s Racetrack Safety Program, which took effect July 1, 2022, includes expanded requirements for continuing education. Previous CE programs have dealt primarily with trainers.

The following is the HISA Continuing Rule, which is Section 2182 of the Racetrack Safety Program.

(a) Subject to the applicable State Racing Commission electing to enter into an agreement with the Authority, the State Racing Commission shall identify existing, or provide locally, training opportunities for all Racetrack employees having roles in Racetrack safety or direct contact with Covered Horses.

(b) Required annual continuing education shall include:If you need more info on HISA CE requirements and how to access programs contact Tom LaMarra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 859-492-8365.

Regulatory Veterinarians must complete, on an annual basis, at least 8 hours continuing education specific to racetrack regulatory medicine;

Attending Veterinarians must complete, on an annual basis, at least 8 hours continuing education specifically applicable to racetrack practice;

Medical Directors must complete, on an annual basis, at least 8 hours continuing education;

Stewards shall be either accredited or actively participating in gaining accreditation through the ROAP and Certification Programs (maintenance of the ROAP Accreditation requires at least 16 hours of continuing education every 2 calendar years);

Trainers must complete, on an annual basis, at least 4 hours annual continuing education;

Assistant Trainers must complete, on an annual basis, at least 4 hours annual continuing education;

Owners must complete, on an annual basis, at least 2 hours annually;

Racetrack surface managers must complete at least 8 hours of continuing education every 2 years;

Grooms must complete, on an annual basis, at least 2 hours annual continuing education offered in English and Spanish;

Outriders must complete, on an annual basis, at least 2 hours safety and outrider protocol training delivered locally prior to the beginning of a Race Meet;

Jockeys and exercise riders must complete at least 2 hours safety and rider protocols delivered locally in English and Spanish prior to the beginning of a Race Meet;

Starters and Assistant Starters must complete, on an annual basis, at least 2 hours safety training either delivered locally prior to the beginning of a Race Meet or through the ROAP certification; and
Equipment operators must complete, on an annual basis, at least 2 hours safety training either delivered locally prior to the beginning of a Race Meet or through a continuing education program.

If you need more info on HISA CE requirements and how to access programs contact Tom LaMarra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 859-492-8365.

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