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Race Director Certification

    Race director certification is a 16-hour on-demand course that provides valuable instruction and discussion on how to enhance your events. Those who successfully complete the course requirements and pass an online exam receive a certificate and becme USA Triathlon Certified Race Directors. Classes address the latest in race directing methods, insurance/risk management trends, and USAT sanctioning compliance.

    While certification 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.

    Register for Certification Now

    Additional questions regarding race director certification should be directed to Todd Brewer, Race Director and Sanctioning Manager.

    Benefits of Certification

    • The latest risk management and race directing information available along with the opportunity to network with other race directors from around the country.

    • Discussion time throughout the course will allow you to talk to other event directors and share experiences you all have.

    • Special access to online insurance certificate system – insurance certificates can be printed directly from the insurance company's website.

    • Lower sanctioning and insurance costs for USAT sanctioned events.

    • Priority consideration for championship event hosting.

    • Discounted Advertising in USA Triathlon magazine.

    Certification Fee: $350

    To receive a refund, contact Race Director and Sanctioning Manager Todd Brewer.


    In addition to completing coursework, race directors must comply with the following standards to receive USAT certification:

    RD Specialization


    The Race Director Certification program is undergoing review. Right now, Level II certification and recertification are not being offered, and both madatory and continuing education courses are no longer required. Those with Level II certification will maintain their status.

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