SafeSport and Background Screenings

All USA Triathlon Officials are REQUIRED to successfully complete SafeSport training and pass the NCSI background screening in order to become a certified official.  There is no cost to USA Triathlon Officials to complete SafeSport training or the background screening.

Those who do not comply with the SafeSport training and background screening requirements will be ineligible to participate in USA Triathlons National Officials Program.

SafeSport Training

Initial Certification: Candidates applying for initial certification must complete the SafeSport core training course before certification will be granted. The full-length core training will take approximately 90 minutes to complete and consists of three modules: Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education, Mandatory Reporting, and Emotional and Physical Misconduct. All three modules must be completed to earn certification.
Renewing Certification: To remain active all certified officials must complete the SafeSport refresher training annually. 

Please visit the USA Triathlon SafeSport page to learn more.

Background Screening

Initial Screening: Candidates applying for initial certification are required to submit to a background screening prior to certification, which is valid for two years.
Renewal: To remain active all certified officials must renew the background screening every two years.

Background Check Policy