Curriculum, Test Available for Level C Race Director Certification


Colorado Springs, Colo. (November 1, 2012) -- USA Cycling is pleased to announce that the curriculum and test are now available for event organizers to become certified as USA Cycling Level C Race Directors.

The introductory curriculum is available only to individuals who hold a USA Cycling Race Director license or to members who are designated as their club’s race director by their USA Cycling registered club. The course provides information on entry-level topics such as permitting an event with USA Cycling, bike race management, and what to expect when meeting with city officials.

Level C certification is considered by USA Cycling to be the first step in becoming a professional race director. After studying the curriculum, a race director can earn this certification by taking and passing an online test. Once the test is passed, the Level C certification gives a race director access to the USA Cycling Race Directors Association.

Simply follow these steps for Level C certification:
  • If you hold a Race Director’s license, whether you purchased it yourself or obtained it as the designated race director for your cycling club, you can access the curriculum and test for free under the “Tools” tab in your “My USA Cycling” account.
  • After studying the curriculum, take the test by clicking on the test link.
  • You must score at least an 80% to pass the test. Your test will be scored immediately, and if you do not pass, you’ll have to wait 14 days to take it again.
If you do not hold a Race Director’s license, you can purchase one now by signing into your “My USA Cycling” account and clicking on “Purchase/Renew License.” Then, click on “Non-Racing License/Manual.” From there, add the race director license to your cart.

The Level C Race Director Certification program is the first of three levels in USA Cycling’s Race Director Certification program. After level C, a race director can become certified at Level B to gain access to more tools and resources in the USA Cycling Race Directors Association. Level B requires in-person classes which are scheduled to launch in the fall of 2013. After level B, a race director can obtain national/international status. This status will be required for all national race calendar events. For more information on USA Cycling’s Race Director Certification program, please visit USA Cycling’s Race Director webpage.

If you have questions about USA Cycling's Race Director Certification Program, please contact Race Director Certification Manager Tara McCarthy at

This Article Updated November 2, 2012 @ 07:48 AM For more information contact: