Officials Level A Program


Welcome to a very important stage in your career as an official. When you reach level A, you have made the transition from a local and regional official to a national-level one, and you are immediately on the radar screen of the National Technical Commission and the staff of USA Cycling. This means you have access to higher level races and are offered the opportunity to apply for National Championships, UCI races, and NRC races.

However, we require a lot of our top officials, so do not take this step lightly. We assume a level A official is dedicated to being a professional cycling official. There will be more responsibility, more evaluations, and more continuing education. If none of that daunts you, read on.

Requirements for Upgrades

All of the experience requirements below are from the time a person became a level B official. All requirements are also specific to the discipline (road or track). In other words, if you have to have 25 races, then it is 25 races for road AND 25 races for track if you are doing both.

General Requirements

  • Minimum age of 21 years
  • 25 races in any position
  • At least 4 of the 25 must be at the national level or higher (NRC races, National Championships, UCI races, etc.)
  • Two seasons minimum since reaching B
  • Take the level A upgrade clinic and pass the test with at least a 75%
  • Take level B module 0, and 10
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from any of the following:
    • Your USAC Regional Coordinator
    • Your Local Association Official’s assigner
    • Active Level A or higher officials

Road Upgrades

  • Of the 25* races since becoming a B, at least two must be stage races
  • Must be Chief Referee at 5 races minimum
  • Must be Chief Judge at 5 races minimum

* Only two cyclo-cross races count for the road upgrade experience.

Track Upgrades

  • Must be Chief Referee at 5 races minimum
  • Must be starter at 5 races minimum
  • Must be Chief Judge or Race Secretary at 5 races minimum

This Article Published June 17, 2011 For more information contact:
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