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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.

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.


NEW to Race Director Certification - 2019

Opportunities - USA Triathlon will be offering 5 Virtual Certification courses in-addition to an in-person Certification course at Race Director Summit

  Virtual Certification - Our new Virtual Certification will be LIVE, which will give Race Directors an opportunity to interact not only with the presenter but with each other during the class

  Educational Platform - Race Directors looking to renew their certification will have access to USA Triathlon's new Educational Platform which will include: webinars, presentations and other     opportunities for Continued Education Units

  Webinars - Each month USA Triathlon will be publishing educational webinars that will inform, assist and support race directors with their races


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.