2017-2020 Certification Requirements:
  1. A current USATF Membership Card. The membership can be done online prior to the clinic here.
  1. A mandatory NCSI background check and Safe Sport (usatf.org/officials/ a one- time certification fee of $35.  It is good until end of the 2020 Olympiad Years. Everyone must renew for the next Olympiad Years- 2020-2024.   You will receive materials needed for re-certification, such as; worksheets, booklets, updates rules, CD or jump drives.  A review of background check and safe sports at the all clinics.  Method of Payment: Cash or check – payable to Usatfsouthern Association.
  1. Take Safe Sport Training Course, can be done online prior to the clinic or take the training at a clinic. It is a free class.
  1. Attend a clinic/training class.
  1. Complete and submit the form to the right 
  1. Take an open book review rules test.  Must have a passing score.

For your convenience a list of certification dates have been provided on this page.  Please take a moment to review the dates and make note on your calendar of any dates in which you might be available to attend one of the specified clinics.

  • November 11, 2018 (Sunday) Room #100 (near the track & field)
    Southeastern University, Hammond, LA
    Start time: 2:00pm -5:00 pm
    Contact: Gloria Louis (337) 962-3009
    Topics:  NCAA and High School Rules, Background Check, Safe Sports, Throws and Jumps Events, Test Reviews. Demonstration On track, if weather permits.
  • December 8, 2018 (Saturday) 55 Coliseum Drive, Mississippi State, MS.
    Start Time:  10:00 am
    Contact: Coach Woods (662)241-5317
    Topics: Certification Updates, NCAA and High School Rules. Test Reviews, Background Check and Safe Sport.  Demonstration On track, if weather permits."
  • December 15, 2018- (Saturday) at Teurlings High School, Lafayette, LA. 
    Start Time: 9:00 am-until.
    EDR Training.  Electronics Training.  On site testing done by USA Track and Field EMD certified officials, Hands-on activities for only field events.  You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the clinic.