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ROAP Steward Accreditation

The UofL hosted ROAP CE will be held at the University of Louisville’s Shelby Campus, Louisville, KY
Monday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 12, 2019


As a participant in the conception of the original stewards’ program, the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program has been conducting ROAP (racing officials accreditation program) classes and testing stewards since 1989 and judges since 1995.



To maintain accreditation, all accredited racing officials, stewards and judges must attend a continuing education session approved by the Racing Officials Accreditation Program totaling at least 16 credit hours every two years. This can be accomplished by attending one 16-hour session or two 8- hour sessions, as long as 16 credit hours are achieved every two years. The CE year ends on December 31st of a given year. Please note rolling over excess hours is not permitted. The CE expiration can only extend to the maximum of 2 years past the current year.

To Re-establish Good Standing

An accredited person who has not attended a CE program in more than two years must: complete the requisite number of 16-hour CE sessions, based on the number of years that have elapsed since the person last attended a CE session OR attend a 60-hour accreditation school.

An accredited person who has not attended a CE session in 10 or more years must: attend a 60-hour accreditation school AND pass all examinations.

Points of Emphasis

These Points of Emphasis are subject to the Legal Provisions found on the ROAP website.

  • Crop Issues and Usage of the Riding Crop
  • Human Drug Usage: Testing, Prescription Verification, and Contamination Prevention
  • Improved Public Perception: Transparency, Consistency, and Decision Making in the Stand
  • Resources for Biosecurity: Plans for Reduction of Contamination and Spread of Infectious Disease
  • Multiple Medication Violations
  • Immigration and Licensing

Registration Costs

A formal ROAP steward/judge accreditation CE will be conducted by UofL at the Founders Union Building, UofL Shelby Campus, Louisville, KY. The cost for the course is $125. October 29, the fee increases to $175. There is no on-site registration. Registration fees include materials. Attendees are responsible for travel and lodging. Enrollment is limited. You are considered registered when you are paid in full.

Registration & Payment

Make your check out to University of Louisville and send with your application to:
Dean’s Office
College of Business
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Phone: 502-852-4859 | Fax: 502-852-4867

ROAP CE Online Registration Printable Application Form


The Residence Inn by Marriott Louisville East is located next to UofL’s Shelby Campus. The suites have fully equipped kitchens, cable TV, and high-speed Internet access. The hotel provides a complimentary full breakfast each morning. Hotel reservations must be made by made by October 20, 2018. Identify yourself as a participant in the block: Steward CE to receive the discounted rate of $118/night + tax. Residence Inn by Marriott Louisville East is located next to Shelby Campus. Location: 120 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222. Reservations: 502.425.1821.

If you don’t wish to stay at the host hotel, you may call for rates at any other hotel. Some hotels near Shelby Campus are:

Baymont Inn, 9400 Blairwood Rd, Louisville, KY 40222, Phone: 502-339-1900

Drury Inn & Suites, 9501 Blairwood Rd, Louisville, KY 40222, Phone: 502-326-4170

Embassy Suites, 9940 Corporate Campus Dr, Louisville, KY 40223, Phone: 502-426-9191

Holiday Inn Hurstbourne, 1325 S Hurstbourne Pky, Louisville, KY 40222, Phone 502.426.2600 or 1.800. HOLIDAY.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 10101 Forest Green Blvd, Louisville, KY 40223 Phone 502.326.3895

Airport: Louisville International. You will need to rent a car or take a taxi to the Residence Inn.

Shelby Campus: Located at 9001 Shelbyville Road, near the intersection of Hurstbourne Pkwy and Shelbyville Rd. Registration will take place on the second floor of the Founders Union Building. Lunch will be provided each day. Please let us know if you have food restrictions prior to the event.

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