The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) will hold their final Certified Observer Program (COP) training class at the IGFA headquarters in Dania Beach, Fla., on December 9, beginning at 9 a.m.

The class trains and certifies experienced anglers, boat captains and crew members as observers for fishing tournaments held around the world.

The course includes segments on species identification, IGFA saltwater fishing rules & regulations, safety at sea and boating etiquette.

The IGFA COP applications are available at the IGFA website, and at the IGFA headquarters.

The applications must be completed, mailed or faxed (954-924-4220) to the IGFA accompanied with a $125 fee (payable to IGFA) no later than December 2. This fee covers the cost of the training class, course materials, and a one-year membership in the IGFA.

For more information, please contact Ms. Lynda Wilson at 954-924-4233 email: