Interested in becoming a USATF Certified Official? No experience required.

The need for certified officials continue to increase. USA Track & Field offers officiating opportunities year round in a wide variety of activities, including track & field, race walking, road racing (LDR) and cross country. Ranges from youth, through high school, collegiate, senior and masters.

For additional information please fill out the Association Interest Form and return to our Certification Chair, Len Krsak.

Training and Certification

Training and certification of officials is central to USATF's goal of ensuring fair and safe competitive opportunities for athletes. The training and certification processes promote a serious and professional approach to officiating and demonstrate an official's commitment to excellence. As an official gains experience, exposure to correct officiating practices, and additional training, USATF recognizes this skill development through five progressive levels of certification: "Apprentice" to "Association" to "National" to "Master" to "Master's Emeritus".

Certification Levels

Click here for more information on the various levels of Certification.

Certification Forms and Rules Reviews

Click here for a complete list of Rules Reviews along with the application form for new certifications and recertifications.