Updated - Observer Training Course Schedule

Thank You for your interest in becoming an IGFTO Observer. The upcoming course dates and locations are listed below. Click REGISTER to enroll and complete your application.

Wednesday June 1, 2022.

Saturday July 30, 2022.

Saturday November 12, 2022.

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Below you will find information for the upcoming Observer Training Courses and Locations.

Paying promptly through the application process ensures you have a seat in the upcoming class you selected. Some venues have reduced capacity seating due to CDC guidelines / adherence due to COVID-19 and may fill up quickly. In these situations where all seats are full, you will be asked to select another session.

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Date: Wednesday June 1, 2022 | Marina Pez Vela Classroom | Quepos Costa Rica 

Register here: REGISTER

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Date: Saturday July 30, 2022 | The Shack | https://www.theshackvb.com | 

712 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757-319-5146 

Register here: REGISTER 

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Date: Saturday November 12, 2022 | Hampton Inn and Suites 2500 Stirling Rd, Hollywood, FL 33020| Phone: 954. 922.0011

Register here: REGISTER 

***** Due to COVID-19 Restrictions and CDC Adherence, DO NOT make travel arrangements until your attendance has been positively confirmed by a member of the IGFTO Membership Committee or a Board Member. *****

Paying promptly through the application process ensures you have a seat in the upcoming class you selected. Some venues have reduced capacity seating due to CDC guidelines / adherence due to COVID-19 and may fill up quickly. In these situations where all seats are full, you will be asked to select another session.

Course Information: Total Approximate Value $500.  

The half-day session starts promptly at 9 a.m. and runs until approximately 1:30 p.m. and teaches Observer responsibilities and duties, Billfish identification, and IGFA angling rules.  In addition to program attendance you will receive:

Annual IGFTO Membership;

Observer Dress and Work Shirts (one each);

Observer Log Book, Buff, and Lapel Pin;

Course Notebook; and

Web Access to Billfish identification, IGFA Rules Downloads.

Complete the course and observe among the best crews in the world at top-notch resorts in Florida, the Caribbean, and Central America.

Questions? Email: member.services@igfto.org | Phone: 404-386-3388 or 860-604-8822

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