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Welcome to the New Officials Hub!

USA Triathlon is excited to debut a completely revamped online resource for USA Triathlon Officiating. 

The National Officials Program is a source of pride for USA Triathlon and all the officials who honorably volunteer their service to our sport and the National Federation.  It is the goal of the Officials Program to provide the highest quality service with experienced and professional officials to officiate USA Triathlon sanctioned events including triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and other multi-sport events. 


What does a USA Triathlon Official do?

Through the National Officials Program, USA Triathlon trains and certifies Officials in the application and enforcement of the USA Triathlon Competitive Rules; and provides a team of high quality and competent Officials to work USA Triathlon sanctioned events.

The role of USA Triathlon Officials is integral to the success of our sanctioned events and the growth of our sport. 

USA Triathlon Officials:

  • Ensure a fair and equal competition for all participants
  • Create a level playing field for all athletes
  • Educate athletes
  • Calm pre-race jitters for nervous newbies
  • Promote sportsmanship
  • Working together at USA Triathlon sanctioned events, our race directors and officials produce events of the highest quality

Have you considered becoming a USA Triathlon Certified Official?  

Officials come from all walks of life: from ex-competitors, parents, teachers and fans of triathlon, all with two things in common - a love of triathlon and a passion for officiating. 

If you are a supporter of triathlon, wish to give back to the sport you love or want something to do while not competing, why not become a USA Triathlon Certified Official?

There are many reasons to become an official:

  • Ensure integrity of competition
  • Contribute, support and give back to the sport
  • Learn another aspect of the sport
  • Help educate athletes, coaches and race directors about the rules
  • Build lifelong friendships
  • Get paid to go to a race
  • Interact with many members of the Triathlon Community
  • Gain a greater appreciation of the sport
  • Earn free USA Triathlon membership

We could continue to give you reasons why you should join our program, but why listen to us when you can hear directly from our officials! Please visit the officials spotlight page to meet our officials and learn their reasons for being part of our program.