- Stroke & Turn Official, Starter, and Referee
- After the first full calendar year, and any following year the renewal of an official's certification is granted upon completing one of the following session and re-training requirements within each calendar year;
- Officials working 20 or more sessions in a calendar year must attend a re-certification Stroke and Turn Clinic plus complete the Stroke and Turn re-certification Exam with a score of 80% or higher.
- Officials working between 10 and 19 sessions in a calendar year must attend a New Officials Clinic and complete the Stroke and Turn recertification exam with a score of 80% or higher.
- Officials working 9 sessions or less with a calendar year must attend a New Officials clinic, complete the Certification-Stroke and Turn/Timer exam with a score of 80% or higher. Should you have a second consecutive year with 9 or less sessions you will also have to complete eight (8) hours on-deck training as well.
- Recertification Clinic Alternative: Over the calendar year, officials may attend the pre and post session briefings for any three sessions (singular or in aggregate) at an Officials Qualifying Meet (OQM) or at the CSI Short or Long Course Championship meets. You may also watch the full series of online USA Swimming Videos for your recertification process then take the Stroke and Turn test and get 80% correct.
- Each calendar year, the official must renew their Non-Athlete membership with USA Swimming.
- Every two years:
- The official must renew their background check with USA Swimming.
- The official must complete the Athlete Protection Training (APT) Course
- The Officials Coordinator will verify the standing of each official. If the requirements are not met, the official is not allowed to judge at a swim meet.
OFFICIALS EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, and EVALUATION GUIDELINES
Administrative Official Recertification:
- The Administrative Official needs to take the Administrative Official re-certification exam every two (2) years.