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Effective Sunday, September 1st, 2013, all Certified Race Directors must complete and pass a background screening in order to recertify in 2013.

As of January 1st, 2014, all race directors that complete the Level 1 and Level 2 Certification course must go through and pass the background screening in order to become certified. Thereafter, any currently Certified Level 1 and Level 2 Race Director that recertifies must complete and pass a background screening.

For a list of FAQs, click here.
Online Background Check Instructions
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Online Background Check Criteria

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.

Level 2 Race Director Certification

Advancement in the Race Director Certification program can be achieved by obtaining Level 2 Certification. Click here for more information.

Continuing Education Opportunities

USA Triathlon offers continuing education programs that lead to recertification and Level II certification for Race Directors. Recertification needs and education that will provide race directors with current, safe, and fair race directing techniques and methods is a primary goal. Click here for all continuing education opportunities.

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