Race Director Mandatory Education 

USA Triathlon is continually striving to raise the bar for multisport events and to give athletes the best experience possible to keep them coming back for more. 

To ensure that all sanctioned events meet a minimum level of quality and safety, USAT has created a Mandatory Education course that will be required for any race director who has sanctioned three or fewer events with USAT. This course is a free one-hour webinar followed by a quiz designed to establish a minimum level of knowledge for all USAT race directors and minimum standard of quality and safety for all sanctioned events. 

This course will cover:

  • Course Management – Swim, Bike, Run and Transition
  • Post-Race
  • Quality Control Standards
  • USAT Rules and Guidelines
  • RD Resources – Toolbox, Event Services, RD Certification, Race Calendar, Educational Webinars 
  • Youth Race Director Requirement

Through the creation of this course, multisport athletes will be able to feel more comfortable registering for a sanctioned event compared to an unsanctioned race. They can be confident in their registration knowing that the race director has taken the time to educate themselves on meeting USAT’s sanctioned event standards and knows how to operate the safest and most enjoyable race possible.

Anyone that is a current or former Certified Race Director or has sanctioned more than three events does not need to take this course but is encouraged to have their staff take the course as it is a good resource to gain a better understanding of event operations.

Race Directors that are required to take this course will be notified by USAT directly and will be required to complete this course before their sanction applications will be approved. Once the race director has passed the course, they will not be required to take it again at any point in the future. 

To take the Mandatory Education Course, visit triathlonlearning.com.

To make taking this course as easy as possible, please review the step by step guide we created of how to access and take the course. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Eventservices@USATriathlon.org