Race Director Continuing Education Policy

  
  


Certification is valid until December 31 of the year following the date of certification. (i.e. - certified in 2015, expires 12/31/2016). Certification renewal requires continuing education (CEUs) and other requirements as described below, or the race director may choose to certify at a higher level by completing the requirements related to that level.

Each race director is responsible for maintaining a record of the CEUs they earn. Webinars and other CEU opportunities sponsored by USA Cycling will automatically be added to participant records. Receiving credit for non-USAC webinars, classes, or other training will require submission of documentation of program attendance. Race directors may submit written documentation of credit earned to to the Race Director Certification Manager at any point during the certification period.  

USA Cycling approves many seminars and clinics for CEU credit offered by third parties. If you are interested in attending an outside seminar or clinic and are looking for CEU credit please email the race director certification manager with an agenda or other information about the seminar or clinic so that a determination can be made.

Requirements to recertify at current certification level:1
  1. Race Directing - at minimum one USA Cycling permitted event per year.2
  2. Permitting - compliance with all requirements including pre-event and post-event deadlines, fees and materials.
  3. Continuing education - Level C will be required to complete five (5) hours of continuing education. Two (2) of the CEUs will be required safety training, two (2) must be produced or sponsored by USA Cycling, and one (1) can be other training or education related to the duties and responsibilities of a race director.. Level B and Nat/Int certified race directors must complete 10 CEUs, five (5) of which must be produced or sponsored by USA Cycling.
  4. Current race director license
1 If certification lapses for two consecutive years, the certification exam must be re-taken and a passing grade received.
2 In the occasion that an event relies on a sponsor to be in existence and loses said sponsor, resulting in event cancellation or postponement, a dispensation may be granted.

Requirements to certify at a higher certification level1
  1. Race Directing- at minimum one USA Cycling permitted event per year2
  2. Permitting - compliance with all requirements including pre-event and post-event deadlines, fees and materials
  3. Current race director license
  4. Attend next level certification seminar or conference and pass that level’s exam
  5. Nat/Int level certification conference is on an invitation only basis. Anyone interested in attending this level certification will have to submit an application and be accepted into the program
1 If certification lapses for two consecutive years certification class and exam must be re-taken with a passing exam.
2 In the occasion that an event relies on a sponsor to be in existence and loses said sponsor such that the event cannot run that year a dispensation may be granted.

Please click here for a list of approved CEUs.  

 


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