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The path to becoming a licensed mechanic and advancing your skills is all right here.

The Process

Become a Licensed Mechanic

The process to becoming a licensed USAC Race Mechanic begins with at least two years of mechanic experience, after which mechanics can apply to attend the Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Clinic, an annual summit of the industry‚Äôs top mechanics who teach and lead classes that ensure a high standard of experience, knowledge, and professionalism. Individuals leave with an official USAC Mechanics license, and are prepared to work in extreme race conditions.

Once you have your license, you'll start as a Category 4 mechanic and can apply for upgrades through level 1, giving you unsurpassed credibility and experience.

To get started, email your resume outlining at least two years of mechanic experience to Gregory Cross.

Why a license?

How it Helps

Why do I need a mechanics license?

  • You need a USA Cycling Mechanics license to work at Olympic Trials, National Championships, Olympics, World Championships and with the National Team at races and camps.
  • Additionally, many of the corporate neutral support companies require their employees and volunteers to have a USA Cycling Mechanics license.

What are the benefits of having a mechanics license?

  • Licensed mechanics are covered under the USA Cycling insurance policy during their participation at sanctioned events.
  • Having a licensed mechanic on staff at your shop can increase the confidence of your clientele and give you an edge over your competition.
  • Having a license and using it with your local team or at local races brings a higher level of staff to the sport.