USA Triathlon presents organized educational opportunities for race directors each year. Included in these programs are the Race Director Certification Course and the annual Race Director Symposium (formerly Race Director Conference).
Race Director Certification
Race director certification is a 16-hour education course that addresses the latest in race directing methods, insurance/risk management trends, and USAT sanctioning compliance. This program is extremely valuable to both new and seasoned event directors.
Click here for the full Race Director Certification information and upcoming course schedule.
Every USAT Certified Race Director has to make one of three choices about continuing in the program:
1. Continue to advance within the program by moving to Level 2
2. Continue within the program without advancing via Recertification
3. Discontinue participation in the program
The first two choices require action. Choice 3 assumes no activity and the formerly certified participant will be dropped from the formal program. Their records will be maintained in the USAT archives.Click here to see the recertification options available.
Certified Race Director Listings
Certified Race Directors have completed a 16-hour educational training class. This course includes information on the latest in race directing methods, insurance/risk management trends, and USA Triathlon 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. Completing the Race Director Certification course shows that an event director is mindful of keeping in touch with the latest industry trends that will in turn allow better events to be produced. While this course is not required for everyone, athletes should expect more from race directors who are certified.
Misconduct Reporting Procedures
USA Triathlon requires reporting of sexual misconduct or ethical misconduct by any coach, race director, 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. We urge all individuals to do the same.
Out of respect for the importance of this issue and to encourage honest and effective reporting, knowingly false vindictive reporting will not be tolerated.
Providing specific information regarding abuse or suspected abuse helps USA Triathlon to investigate the complaint, and when appropriate, enforce consequences.
If you need to report a violation or have questions about your situation, please contact USAT staff member Linda Cleveland (Linda.Cleveland@usatriathlon.org or 719-955-2810), who can help answer any questions you may have.
Youth Race Director Certification
USA Triathlon’s Multisport Education Manager Meg Weagley and National Events Senior Manager Brian D’Amico have teamed up with the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS), a youth sports organization based out of West Palm Beach, Fla., to offer this one-day certification class. NAYS offers educational program for parents, coaches, and sports administrators throughout the country.
Some of the topics covered in the course include:
- Youth Philosophy and Multisport
- Parent Management
- Child Abuse Prevention
- Background Check Screenings
- USA Triathlon Youth Event Production
- Round table discussion
Click HERE for the Youth Race Director Certification information, upcoming course schedule, CEU, and recertification information.