Officials Recertification
Procedures for the 2017-2020 Olympiad 
Florida Association
 

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.
 
 
Recertification Requirements:
1.   USATF Membership.   Must be a member of USATF Florida for 2017 and through 2020 (4 years), which is how long your certification will be good for.  This is a Florida Association requirement and it saves you $20.00. 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. You only need to send in page one of the recertification form. Mail 1) the form along with 2) your Rules Review answer sheet and 3) the recertification or certification fee ($20.00) to: Rod Larsen, 104 E 11th Avenue, Windermere, FL 34786.

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. SUBMIT ONLY THE ANSWER SHEET by mail it along with your application and check. Additional reviews will be provided as soon as they are revised for this Olympiad.

 

Officials
2017-2020 Certification Information
2017-2020 Certified Official Recertification Form
2017-2020 Track and Field Apprentice Rules Review
2017-2020 Track and Field Association Rules Review
2017-2020 Track and Field National Rules Review
2017-2020 Track and Field Masters Rules Review
2017-2020 Race Walk Apprentice Rules Review
2017-2020 Race Walk Association Rules Review
2017-2020 Race Walk National Rules Review
2017-2020 Race Walk Master Rules Review
2017-2020 Implement Inspector Rules Review

                                               
4.   Certification Fee.    The Certification fee is $20.00, make checks payable to USATF Florida (good for the 4 year Olympiad). 

5.   SafeSport Training.   Must successfully complete the US Olympic Committee SafeSport training course.  Take the training either in-person 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 2 years. 

6.   Background Check.   Must have completed a USATF background check 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 (school teacher) does not satisfy the USATF requirement).  If you previously had a check by NCSI, you can verify the completion date by clicking on this link and providing the requested info.  If the date is within the past 2 years, you don’t need another check at this time.  If not, initiate one now as directed below (a $16.00 cost).  Getting to the USATF web page for this 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.  You need to send your officiating resume for just the last four years (if you have been officiating for 4 years), it should include month and year of meet, name of meet, City and State, name of meet director or Officials coordinator, what event(s) you worked (knowing we frequently work more than one event during a meet) and if you we the lead official.

8.   Photo.   Must have a current photo in the certification database, or submit a new one (jpeg format preferred).  Email your pictures to Rod Larsen, Florida Officials Chair at Larsenrod@aol.com and save the picture/File name as Last Name, First name 2017. This needs to be just a “Head Shot” similar to one for a pass port. It should have a plain background and do not wear a hat or sunglasses. Taking it with a cell phone is fine. This is the only item that you email, all other items must be mailed.
 
Note:  Officials who certified for the first time during 2016 are certified thru 2020; so they do not need to take another Rules Review or pay the national certification fee. However, you must be a USATF Florida member through 2020.
 
 



For this Olympiad, certified officials will receive a complimentary “uniform” polo. Currently the Officials chair (Rod Larsen, Larsenrod@aol.com) must enter an official’s shirt size into the data base. Very soon you will be able to add your size through the membership profile, you will use your ten digit member number and password. Only the National office can send you your password if you do not remember it.
 
There are both Men’s and Women’s sizes.
Note:  the new shirts are perhaps ½ size smaller than “normal” so you might consider a larger size.
 
Once the Association officials chair has entered the shirt size, and they have recertified them, the system will automatically generate shipment of the shirt to them within 2-3 weeks, with no further action needed on their part. In the future officials will be able to enter their own size. To select their shirt size, what the official will do is to, go to http://www.usatf.org/Home.aspx ; at the top left, enter their USATF membership number in the first box and their USATF password in the second box, and login.  
 
Additional Shirts and Rule books: If someone wishes to order an additional shirt at their own expense ($49.50 plus shipping) or a new rule book ($9.00 plus shipping, normal non members price $15.00), they may do so thru this link: https://www.usatf.org/store/showProducts.asp?category=Certified%20Officials ou will log in using your membership number and password to access your profile. If you are not currently certified you will not be granted access to the store.
 
People will no longer be able to self-select "official" without being certified. In the future, when someone is certified as an official then it will appear on their profile. 
 
All personal membership information can only be edited by the individual member in their membership profile.  They can log in and change that information as necessary. Please keep you mailing address, phone number and email address up to date, it is your responsibility to do so. The direct link for members to login to update their personal membership profiles is: https://www.usatf.org/myUSATF/index.asp