Racing Officials Accreditation Program
Event Schedule

The next ROAP Certificate Program will be held at Laurel Park in Maryland on October 1-2, 2014.

Please CLICK HERE to sign up for the program.


Sign up directly through PayPal below.

The ROAP Certificate Course provides an intermediary step toward full ROAP accreditation or provides those who do not wish to be fully accredited shorter, job-specific courses that result in earning a racing official certificate. The course is open to the public and current officials are also encouraged to attend.

The Course is a two-day program, consisting of general education, job-specific training modules and shadowing during live races. Each participant will learn aspects of each of the following racing official positions: clerk of scales, horse identifier, outrider, paddock judge, patrol/placing judge, and starter/assistant starter.

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

Please CLICK HERE for the agenda.

For those traveling and needing hotel accommodations, the following will extend a discounted rate:

  • Holiday Inn West - Call Sales department (301-776-5300) and mention Laurel Park racetrack discount for 15% off.
  • Sleep Inn - Special discount code LRace ($79.99+tax), directly beside Laurel Park
  • Residence Inn, Spring Hill Suites and Towne Place Suites (Arundel Mills) - Contact Kevin Murnane, Senior Sales Manager (410) 799-7332 ext.4910
  • Holiday Inn Columbia

If you are unable to get the register online, please email Cathy O'Meara at

Now Taking Registrations for October 1-2, 2014 at Laurel Park