Officials Certification


New Officials

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 progressive levels of certification:  Apprentice to National to Master.

Certification Requirements

1.       Be a current year member of USATF – go to this link for the online application and
2.       Complete a New Officials Certification, or Recertification Application Form – Link
3.       Make payment to your certification chair ($40.00 - Cash or Check USATF Oregon)
          This is good for the final year in the Olympaid 2020
4.       Complete the apprentice rules review (open-book test) – see the “Forms & Tests” page
5.       Complete SafeSport training -  see the “SafeSport Website” page.
6.       Complete the background check -  see the “Background Check Website” page
7.       Provide a current photo
8.       Complete any additional requirements established by your association

Note:  a current USATF membership number is required in order to receive credit for the SafeSport Training and the background check.

Please check with our certification chair before you begin.

Scott Phoenix
Certification Chair
USATF - Oregon