Race Director Continuing Education Policy

  
  


Race director certification is valid for a two year period after passing that course level's exam. During the two years of certification if the race director wishes to maintain their current certification level they can do so by completing Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Or the race director can certify at a higher level by completing the next level's curriculum and passing that level's exam. Race directors must also fullfill the below requirements during the certification period.

Each race director is responsible for maintaining a record of their own CEU records. While USA Cycling maintains a record of USA Cycling given CEUs we will not have knowledge of non-USA Cycling CEUs. Race directors also earn CEUs for certifications they attend. Each race director will have to submit record of their CEUs at the end of the second year of certification to the race director certification manager.  

One contact hour will count as 1.0 CEU in general (USA Cycling reserves the right to value an activity as it sees fit). 

USA Cycling approves many seminars and clinics for CEU credit offered by third parties. If you are interested in attending an outside seminar or clinic and are looking for CEU credit please email the race director certification manager with an agenda or a link to the agenda and information about the seminar or clinic. While we do maintain a list of approved CEUs this is by no means exhaustive. If you do not see an event on the list, it does not mean that it will not count for CEUs. 

Requirements to recertify after two years at current certification level1
  1. Directing- at minimum one USA Cycling permitted event per year; one event for first-time directors2
  2. Permit compliance- with all requirements including pre-event and post-event deadlines, fees and materials
  3. Continuing education- Level C will be required to complete five (5) hours of continuing education. Two (2) of the CEUs will be required safety training, two (2) must be USA Cycling produced, and one (1) can be any event management education the race director wishes. Level B and Nat/Int certified race directors must complete 10 CEUs, five (5) of which must be USA Cycling produced education.
  4. Current race director license
1 If certification lapses for two consecutive years certification class and exam must be re-taken with a passing exam.
2 In the occasion that an event relies on a sponsor to be in existence and loses said sponsor such that the event cannot run that year a dispensation may be granted.

Requirements to certify at a higher certification level1
  1. Directing- at minimum one USA Cycling permitted event per year; one for first-time directors for Level B certification.  At minimum one USA Cycling permitted event per year for Nat/Int level certification2
  2. Permit compliance- with all requirements including pre-event and post-event deadlines, fees and materials
  3. Current race director license
  4. Attend next level certification seminar or conference and pass that level’s exam
  5. Nat/Int level certification conference is on an invitation only basis. Anyone interested in attending this level certification will have to submit an application and be accepted into the program
1 If certification lapses for two consecutive years certification class and exam must be re-taken with a passing exam.
2 In the occasion that an event relies on a sponsor to be in existence and loses said sponsor such that the event cannot run that year a dispensation may be granted.

Please click here for a list of approved CEUs.  

 


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