Elite Membership Qualification

Athletes wishing to race as an elite triathlete, duathlete or off-road triathlete in any USAT sanctioned event must hold a USAT elite license in their respective category. Elite membership will be available to qualified, highly competitive, and experienced athletes who meet the qualifications respective to their license category as outlined in the Elite License Qualification Criteria. Only athletes holding an elite license are eligible to compete in the elite wave of any USAT sanctioned event that offers a minimum prize purse of $5,000. The terms "elite" and "professional" are used interchangeably but USAT prefers that these athletes be referred to as "elites" in order to align with the ITU and USOC.

Visit the Elite Membership Qualification page to learn more.

Event Qualification

Click on the links below to read the qualification criteria for each type of event.

2019 Pan American Games Event Qualification Criteria
Games Staff Selection Procedures

2017 ITU Elite Event Qualification Criteria
Continental Cup Event Selection Criteria
World Cup Event Selection Criteria
World Triathlon Series Event Selection Criteria
Elite World Championship Qualification Criteria
Elite Athlete Incentive Plan 

*To be eligible to compete at any Elite World Championship event you must be a current USA Triathlon elite license card holder at the time of qualification. This also holds true when competing in qualifying events that do not have an elite specific wave.

Elite Team Qualification

Click on the links below to read the qualification criteria for each type of team.

2017 USA Triathlon National Team Criteria
2017 USA Triathlon Elite Athlete Development Criteria