what is usat race director certification ?
Race director certification is a 16-hour education course that generally takes place over two days. The culmination is the awarding of certificates to race directors who successfully complete the course requirements as well as an online exam. The course addresses the latest in race directing methods, insurance/risk management trends, and USAT sanctioning compliance. While the certification course is not mandatory for race directors who sanction their events with USA Triathlon, the program is extremely valuable to both new and seasoned event directors.
The following are some highlights of the many benefits of the program:
Race Directors who currently sanction events with USAT must be in full compliance with all sanction guidelines and pre- and post-race requirements before consideration for certification is allowed. Potential attendees who have not yet sanctioned an event with USAT will be expected to meet all requirements once they sanction an event and will be monitored for compliance along with all other Certified Race Directors. USAT reserves the right to refuse attendance to a RD Certification class or revoke certification privileges based on failure to meet minimum requirements. Race Director Certification is NOT required to sanction an event with USA Triathlon.
Misconduct Reporting Procedures:USA Triathlon requires reporting of sexual misconduct or ethical misconduct by any coach, race director or support staff and strongly encourages reporting boundary violations, red flag behavior or any other inappropriate conduct. Child abuse and child sexual abuse is a crime. If USA Triathlon receives a complaint of sexual misconduct involving a minor, we will report it to the proper authorities and we urge all individuals to do the same. Providing specific information regarding abuse or suspected abuse helps USA Triathlon to investigate the complaint, and when appropriate, enforce consequences.
To report a violation or ask a question, contact the USA Triathlon SafeSport team at email@example.com.
By choosing an event that is USAT sanctioned and directed by a Certified USAT Race Director, participants can be confident that the event will be safe, top-quality, and enjoyable.