USBA Red Book Certification is required to participate in any of the Auburn Ski Club Biathlon Programs and to race in any Biathlon race in the US. Red Book Certification is very difficult to pass on the first attempt unless you have practiced all of the specific protocol required. We have lined out a Red Book Certification Progression in an attempt to help all new Biathletes become safe and efficient while passing their Certification Test on the first attempt.
Step 1 – Sign up for and participate in one of ASC’s Beginner Winter Biathlon Safety Clinics
Step 2 – Sign up for and participate in the Novice category in one of ASC’s Biathlon Races.
Step 3 – Volunteer on the shooting range during an event
Step 4 – Acquire your own rifle, harness, sling and arm cuff
Step 5 – Sign up for and participate in a PRE- Red Book Certification Clinic
Step 6 – Practice safe and efficient range procedures outlined in PRE-Red Book Certification Clinic
Step 7 – Sign up for and test 2013-14 Biathlon Red Book Certification Registration