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Advancement Checklist for 2020 and 2021-2024 ♦ 

The following is a list of what you need to become certified a NEW OFFICIAL or recertify as a VETERAN OFFICIAL.
    Complete one of the following applications and return to: Mike Trego, 54104 Club Island Road, Celina, Ohio 45822 with a $30 check payable to USATF Indiana (this fee only has to be paid one time in each Olympiad)
  • USATF MEMBERSHIP - Join or renew your USATF membership
  • USATF BACKGROUND CHECK  (cost is $16 and is valid for 2 years)
    • Must complete a USATF background check within the past 2 years.  The check, conducted by NCSI, and is the same one as required for USATF coaches.  Note: a check completed for any other purpose (e. g. school teacher) does not satisfy the USATF requirement.
    • Make sure that you have (before you get started on your background check) a file with a copy of your driver’s license, your state identificaton card, or your passport, that you can access and upload as part of the background check application.
      If you do not…When you back out of the file in haste to make a scanned will lose all of the information that you inputted into the application.  Software does not save the data until all requirements have been met.
    • If you previously had a check by NCSI, you can verify the completion date by clicking here.
      • If the date is within the past 2 years, you don’t need another check at this time.  If not, initiate one now as directed below (a $16.00 cost).   
  • SAFESPORT TRAINING all officials must take the USOC's SafeSport training class.
    • Have your USATF membership # ready as you will be asked for it as part of your account setup.
    • The training takes approximaetly 2 hours to complete.
    • you do not have to complete it all in one sitting - each of the three modules will be saved as you progress through the training.
RECAP:  To be certified you need:
  • Current Membership in the USATF  (National Association)
  • Application on file with the USATF Indiana Association Certification Chair. (Mike Trego)
  • Association Fees of $30.00 paid (Mike Trego)
  • Completed Background Check on file with National Office (National Association)
  • Completed Safesport Training on file with National Office (National Association)
  • Completed Level Test (Mike Trego)
  • Picture for ID