USA Cycling Officials License Renewal Requirements
As of December 1, 2013, there are myriad requirements this year that there were not in the past. Below, is a summarization of the new requirements:
SafeSport Program – Jon Whiteman, our risk protection manager, has written several articles in the last few months regarding this new program that was developed and mandated by the USOC. Every official must take the SafeSport seminar in order to renew in 2014! For all of you, when you renew, you will get a message saying you need the SafeSport CEU. To do this, you have to go to the officials clinics page at the link below and select the SafeSport seminar. It is free, but it does take a couple of hours to complete. Many renewing officials have written saying they completed all their CEUs and were confused as to why they were receiving the message from us, but this seminar is separate from whatever other continuing education you may have done. At present, you only have to take this seminar once every two years. Click here for the officials clinics page.
Criminal Background Checks – Every official must have a CBC done this year in order to renew. When you go to renew, you will receive an email giving the link for where to go for this. It is being run by the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI). This CBC is good for two years, so you will not have to do it again next year. Please note that we cannot accept any form of other CBC. I know many of you have to do this for your jobs, but to maintain consistency, we have to have one standard that is applied to all members. Thus, even if you just got fingerprinted and had your CBC run by the FBI, you will still need to go through the NCSI system. They also handle any appeals of the findings so that we do not have to have staff trying to interpret court records and things like that. Check out the Criminal Background Check Procedure page to learn how to go through the CBC.
Continuing Education – Most of you have already completed this via your local association new rules seminar or via taking our archived webinar on new rules from last year. If we don’t have you in the system, you will get an email telling you that you need to complete your continuing ed. Note: this is not the same as the SafeSport CEU referenced above. Make sure to check out the evolving program on our Continuing Education page.
Motor Vehicle Check (MVR) – If you are an existing motoref who had a license in 2013, you should not need to do this for 2014. Unfortunately, a glitch in the system simultaneously noted that you did not have to do this and unpended your license while also sending out an email telling some of you that you needed to do the MVR. We noted that when we started seeing MVR results come in for motorefs we knew were licensed in 2013, and I wondered why they were doing it again despite numerous emails telling everyone that they did not need to do the MVR this year. I think we have that cleared up, but just in case, to be clear, If you had your MVR done for your 2013 motoref license, do not do it again.
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