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USA Triathlon presents organized educational opportunities for race directors each year. Included in these programs are the Race Director Certification Course and the annual Race Director Symposium/Summit.

 

On-Demand Race Director Certification

Race Director Certification is a 14-hour education course that addresses the latest in race directing methods, insurance/risk management trends, and USAT sanctioning compliance. The program is designed for the seasoned event director as well as those that are new to the industry. Race Directors will now have the opportunity to take the certification course online and at their leisure within an 8 week period. The certification course costs $350 and will come with Free USA Triathlon Annual Membership.

Register Here!

 

In-Person Race Director Certification

Would you prefer to attend Race Director Certification class in-person? USA Triathlon in addition to hosting an on-demand version of our Race Director Certification we will be hosting 2 in-person classes in 2020. If you would like to attend one of these session please check out our course listings.

Course Listings

 

 

Educational Platform - LearnUpon

USA Triathlon is proud to announce the launch of a brand new educational platform that will assist Race Directors in accessing webinars and other educational content. Race Directors that are certified and those are in need of taking Mandatory Education are automatically enrolled in the program. The move to LearnUpon was to create one platform where Race Directors can view webinars, take exams and recertify. 

If you are a race director that would like join please email eventservices@usatriathlon.org to gain access.

 

Race Director Certification

Race director certification is a 16-hour education course that addresses the latest in race directing methods, insurance/risk management trends, and USAT sanctioning compliance. The program is designed for the seasoned event director as well as those that are new to the industry. Race Directors will have the opportunity to choose from in-person and virtual classes. Each certification course costs $350 and will come with Free USA Triathlon Annual Membership.

Click here to view current 2019 Course Listings.

 

 

 

Find a Certified Race Director

Certified Race Directors have completed a 16-hour educational training class. This course includes information on the latest in race directing methods, insurance/risk management trends, and USA Triathlon sanctioning compliance. While the certification course is not mandatory for race directors who sanction their events with USA Triathlon, the program is extremely valuable to both new and seasoned event directors. Completing the Race Director Certification course shows that an event director is mindful of keeping in touch with the latest industry trends that will in turn allow better events to be produced. While this course is not required for everyone, athletes should expect more from race directors who are certified.

Click here to view the list of USA Triathlon Certified Race Directors.

 

Misconduct Reporting Procedures 

USA Triathlon requires reporting of sexual misconduct or ethical misconduct by any coach, race director, support staff and strongly encourages reporting boundary violations, red flag behavior, or any other inappropriate conduct. 

Child abuse and child sexual abuse is a crime. If USA Triathlon receives a complaint of sexual misconduct involving a minor, we will report it to the proper authorities and we urge all individuals to do the same. 

Out of respect for the importance of this issue and to encourage honest and effective reporting, knowingly providing false or vindictive reports will not be tolerated. 

Providing specific information regarding abuse or suspected abuse helps USA Triathlon to investigate the complaint, and when appropriate, enforce consequences. 

If you need to report a violation or have questions about your situation, please contact the USA Triathlon SafeSport team at safesport@usatriathlon.org. More SafeSport resources can be found here

 

Fatalities Study

USA Triathlon views the safety of our members as a core imperative. Event-related fatalities have captured the attention of our community, raising safety concerns among athletes, family members and other supporters, event organizers, sponsors, community leaders, and the medical community. We have conducted a careful review of the collective experience with fatalities at USA Triathlon-sanctioned events from 2003 through 2011. Our objectives were to attempt to bring clarity, identify potential patterns and underlying causes, and investigate opportunities to make any future improvements in event safety.

Click here to view the study.