Procedures for the 2017-2020 Olympiad
The certification of all USATF officials expires at the end of each Olympiad. Officials wishing to recertify for the 2017-2020 Olympiad must accomplish all of the actions outlined below.
1. USATF Membership
. Must be a member of USATF for 2017. Join or renew your membership at this link
2. Recertification Form
. Must complete, sign, and submit the 2017-2020 Certified Official Recertification Form. Click on this link
to get the form.
3. Rules Review
. Must complete and achieve a passing score on the rules review appropriate to your certification level and discipline. Click on the link below to get the rules review you need. Additional reviews will be provided as soon as they are revised for this Olympiad.
Apprentice Track & Field Apprentice Race Walk
Association Track & Field Association Race Walk
National Track & Field National Race Walk
Master Track & Field Master Race Walk
Implement Inspector Referee Race Walk Grades 1 & 2
T&F Referee Review Grade 1 & 2
LDR Referee Review
LDR Master Review
4. Certification Fee
. Must make payment of the Association certification fee (good for the 4 year Olympiad).
5. SafeSport Training
. Must successfully complete the US Olympic Committee SafeSport training course. Take the training either by in-person attendance at a clinic or online at this link
(on the SafeSport training website
be sure to add your USATF membership number by selecting "USA Track and Field" under "Memberships" to receive completion credit).
Training previously completed is valid for a period of two years.
6. Background Check
. Must have completed a USATF background check (a $16.00 cost) within the past 2 years. The check, conducted by NCSI, is now the same one as required for coaches (however, a check completed for any other purpose (e. g. school teacher) does not satisfy the USATF requirement). If you previously had a check by NCSI, you can check the completion date by clicking on this link
and providing the requested info.
For those who need to initiate the check, getting to the web page is rather tricky, so here are the instructions; follow them exactly
a. Click on this link
to get to the “Members Only Content” page.
b. Enter your 2016 /2017 USATF membership number and password in two locations
: in the body of the page, and in the grey boxes at the very top of the page (note: the boxes at the top may be pre-filled, but you must delete the entries and manually fill them in). When the number & password are entered in both places, click on “Login.”
c. You’ll be taken to a page titled “USATF Officials Background Screen.” Click on “Submit Application” which will take you to another page titled “USATF Officials’ Background Check.” Click on “I understand” and you’ll finally be at the page where you enter your payment information and submit the request for the check.
7. Additional Training
. Must complete any Association requirements for training, testing, or an officiating resume.
. Must have a current photo in the certification database, or submit a new one (jpeg format preferred).
New National Officials’ Polo Shirt
The new officials’ uniform polo shirt is a solid navy blue NIKE Dri-Fit. It will replace the current red and blue shirt. The plan is for every official who recertifies (completes all requirements above, and is identified to the USATF office as such) to be able to order one new shirt at no cost; additional shirts may be purchased for a price of $55.00 plus shipping. Details and a link to the ordering site will be provided in a future mail from the NOC.
Official’s Personal Record
Access your certification record online to see your certifications, contact info, evaluations (if any), and to find links to officials’ applications, training resources, and Best Practices. Click here
to login to an established account, or click here
to set up an account.
Certification Level Upgrade
If you believe you’re qualified for an upgrade in your certification level, consult the Certification Regulation at this link
, then prepare the required documentation to support your request and contact your Certification Chair.