2009 - 2012 Officials Certification
Frequently Asked Questions
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England Association Officials Certification chairman listed in
- 1. Who do I send my exam to?
If you live in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont,
send your exam to Laurie
Boemker. Laurie's mailing address is:
18 Rugby Street
Cranston RI 02912
Her telephone and fax number is 401-941-8427
If you live outside of the New England Association,
click here to locate your certification
- 2. How much does the certification or recertification
- 3. How do I pay?
- Send a check with your first review. The check should be
made payable to USA Track & Field New England.
- 4. When are the exams due?
- There is no specific date that they are due. However, you
are not certified until you complete and return all of the
required recertification material.
- 5. Can I complete and send one exam at a time?
- Yes. No need to batch the rules reviews. Send them in as
you complete them. The fee is due when you send in your first
- 6. I don't have access to the internet. How can I obtain a
copy of the exam?
- Contact Laurie. She can mail them the exams to
- 7. I don't have access to the internet. How can I get a
- You may order the current Competition Rules book from the
USATF national office. Call them at 317-261-0500.
- 8. I don't have access to the internet. How can I send a
- You may mail a digital photo on a CD or other media.
- 9. Can use my 2007 USATF Competition Rules Book?
- Yes. Since USATF competition rules change every other year
on the odd years, the 2007 and 2008 Competition Rules books are
similar. There will be signifigant rule changes in the 2009
Competition Rules book.
- 10. I have officiated for several years and am an MTFOA
official? I want to become a USATF certified official. Which
exam do I take (new officials or association)?
- You should take the Association review as the New review is
for someone who has never officiated before.
- 11. I have officiated for several years and am an MTFOA
official? Why do I need a USATF officials certification?
- If you do not plan to work any USATF events, you do not
need to be USATF certified.
- 12. How long will it take to learn my status after
submitting my exam?
- Please remember that all involved in the process are
volunteers and the actual time will depend on the schedule of
all the people involved. But generally, any review received
before the end of the month will be processed in the first
couple weeks of the next month. Then, your ID will be mailed
back to Laurie and she will mail it back to you. So, if
you send it in at the beginning of a month you will wait longer
to get it back. But remember, if you have provided all the
information (USATF Member, Data Sheet) you are certified as
soon as it is processed -- not when you receive your ID.
- 13. How will I be notified, and what should I expect to
- You will get a package in the mail which will contain a
USATF Officials ID and a pin.
- 14. I have a USATF Officials Certification for 2004-2008.
Can I continue to officiate?
- Your certification expired at the end of the Olympiad.
Nobody can be recertified before November 1, 2008, so by
default your certification is good until then. A Meet Director
may choose to hire you with a lapsed certification, but you
will not be eligible to work any of the USATF National
- 15. I just took the exams to became a USATF certified
offical in 2008. Do I need to complete the rules review so
- Anyone who was newly certified has a 2009 — 2012 ID
card. They will only need to provide a 2009 USATF Membership
number to keep there certification. Numbers can be obtained by clicking here.
If you just recertified, you
will need to take the rules reviews again as recertification
should have been done in 2004/05.