Officials

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FAQs, Official's Resources, Event Management Forms and Uniforms

Resources

Materials & Uniforms

Here you will find all the necessary materials and uniforms for officiating USAC events.

Event Management

Thank you for promoting the sport of cycling by helping run, manage, and operate a bicycle race! Officials can find all of the necessary forms and procedures to keep a race running smoothly, safely, and successfully.

Questions?

FAQs
How do I renew my officials license?

Use the link below!

RENEW HERE

Use the link below!

RENEW HERE

Where can I get a rulebook?

When you take your first seminar to become an official, you should receive a USA Cycling rule book. When you renew your license the following year, once printed, you will automatically receive a new rule book. Additional materials can be found here.

When you take your first seminar to become an official, you should receive a USA Cycling rule book. When you renew your license the following year, once printed, you will automatically receive a new rule book. Additional materials can be found here.

Where can I get Official’s clothing?

We have a distributor for a line of officials clothing. To access the clothing program, please follow this link.

We have a distributor for a line of officials clothing. To access the clothing program, please follow this link.

What are the categories for Officials?
The basic categories for officials in road and track are level C, level B, level A, national commissaire, elite national commissaire, and international commissaire. The categories for mountain bike and BMX are similar, but without the level B. There are requirements for advancement to each rank, and these are explained in the manuals and through links on the officials page. Upgrading requires a combination of time since last upgrade, number of races and positions officiating, attendance at an...

The basic categories for officials in road and track are level C, level B, level A, national commissaire, elite national commissaire, and international commissaire. The categories for mountain bike and BMX are similar, but without the level B. There are requirements for advancement to each rank, and these are explained in the manuals and through links on the officials page. Upgrading requires a combination of time since last upgrade, number of races and positions officiating, attendance at an upgrading seminar, and performance on an upgrading exam. For road upgrades to B, there are a series of modules to take.

In addition to the basic categories, there are also some specialties, such as motorcycle refereeing (motoref), track starter, and race secretary. These specialties are taught in periodic seminars.

As an official for an event, what insurance policies are there for while I'm working onsite?
While working as an official at a USA Cycling sanctioned event, there are four automatic and one optional insurance policies that provide you with coverage. Commercial General Liability Policy (CGL) $1 million each occurrence$3 million per event aggregate$10 million policy aggregateWhile working the event in the capacity of an official, you are a named insured on this policy.Umbrella Policy This provides excess liability coverage on top of the Commercial General Liability Policy.$4 million each...

While working as an official at a USA Cycling sanctioned event, there are four automatic and one optional insurance policies that provide you with coverage.

Commercial General Liability Policy (CGL)

  • $1 million each occurrence

  • $3 million per event aggregate

  • $10 million policy aggregate

  • While working the event in the capacity of an official, you are a named insured on this policy.

Umbrella Policy

  • This provides excess liability coverage on top of the Commercial General Liability Policy.

  • $4 million each occurrence

  • $4 million policy aggregate

  • While working the event in the capacity of an official, you are a named insured on this policy.

Professional Liability Policy

  • $1 million each claim

  • $1 million policy aggregate

  • This policy excludes professional liability bodily injury/property damage claims covered by the Commercial General Liability Policy (the CGL is the main policy while this policy is supplemental).

  • While working the event in the capacity of an official, you are an insured on this policy.

Excess Accident Medical Policy

  • $25,000 maximum medical expense

  • $1,000 accidental death and dismemberment

  • $500 maximum benefit for dental expenses, orthopedic appliances expenses, Outpatient physical therapy expenses, and transportation.

  • This policy is excess coverage, meaning that if you have primary health insurance, that would pay first before this policy goes into effect.

  • If you have primary health insurance, there is a matching deductible per accident ($1,000 minimum, $5,000 maximum).

  • If you do not have primary health insurance, there is a deductible of $5,000 per accident.

  • This policy does have exclusions, and does not cover loss cause by or resulting from:

    • An official who is in, entering, or exiting any aircraft owned, operated, or leased by USA Cycling.

    • An official who is acting or training as an aircraft pilot or crew member.

    • Emotional trauma, mental or physical illness, disease, pregnancy, childbirth or miscarriage, bacterial or viral infection, or bodily malfunctions.

    • Suicide, attempted suicide, or self-inflicted injuries.

    • Declared or undeclared war.

Non-Owned/Hired Automobile and Non-Owned/Hired Motorcycle Liability Policy

  • This policy is OPTIONAL, and it is the event Race Director's responsibility to purchase this policy.

  • If this insurance is not purchased, or the purchase is declined, then the automobile(s) and motorcycle(s) used in the event (if any) will not receive insurance coverage through USA Cycling.

  • If this insurance is purchased by the Race Director, then only the automobile(s) and motorcycle(s) listed on the application will receive insurance coverage. If you will be using your automobile(s) and/or motorcycle(s), and want this insurance to cover them, work with the Race Director to ensure that they are listed on the application.

  • All drivers must apply for, and pass, a motor vehicle record (MVR) background check to be eligible for coverage. If you are licensed as a USA Cycling Motoref, you will have already completed this step as part of your Motoref license approval process.

  • $1 million of liability coverage

  • This policy is excess coverage, meaning that the automobiles(s) and motorcycle(s) must have primary insurance, that would pay first before this policy goes into effect (it is recommended that the primary insurance coverage has liability limits of $300,000 or greater).

  • This policy only covers automobile(s) and motorcycle(s) driven during the race on the race course.

  • An automobile may carry a maximum of 8 persons or the number of seat belts in the vehicle, whichever is less.

Policy Summary Disclosures

  • The above information only summarizes the policies and is just an overview. Coverage is subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy(ies). Should a discrepancy occur between this synopsis of coverage and the actual terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy(ies), the policy(ies) terms, conditions and exclusion will prevail.

Where can I get more details about the kinds of insurance that covers an event?

A summary of the insurance that covers a USA Cycling sanctioned event can be found at: http://legacy.usacycling.org/usa-cycling-insurance-programs.htm

A summary of the insurance that covers a USA Cycling sanctioned event can be found at: http://legacy.usacycling.org/usa-cycling-insurance-programs.htm

In addition to the general insurance questions listed above, a comprehensive and easy-to-read FAQ has been created through the joint efforts of USA Cycling staff, members of the National Technical Commission, and officials serving on USA Cycling Sports Committees. This FAQ has been submitted to our insurance provider, with the responses available through the following PDF document:

Officials Insurance FAQ

Do you have questions regarding the Officials Program? Or have a question you'd like to see included in this FAQ? Submit it today to our Technical Director, Randy Shafer