Officials Clinic

  • Jan 26, 2019, 9:30 am, Chapel Hill Middle School, Decatur [link]

2019 USATF Track and Field Championship Meets

The Officials application for 2019 USATF Track and Field championship meets is available [link to form].

  • The window for applying will remain open until midnight Pacific time / 3:00 AM Eastern time on October 15-16, 2018.

ALL MASTER AND NATIONAL LEVEL OFFICIALS may apply for the three meets listed below. Competition officials for these meets will be chosen the USATF Selection Committee on Nov. 27-28, 2018. These meets are:

  • USATF Indoor Championships - February 22-24 - Staten Island, NY
  • USATF U20 Championships (Junior) - June 21-23 - Site TBA
  • USATF Sr. Outdoor Championships - July 25-28 - Des Moines, IA

CERTIFICATION CHAIRS will be notified when an application from an official in their association has been entered for these three meets and is ready for evaluation.

ALL OFFICIALS (including Apprentice and Association level) may also submit their interest in the following meets. Officials' information will be forward to the respective Officials Coordinators for these meets. Competition officials will be selected by those meets. They are:

  • USATF Masters Indoor Championships - March 1-3 - Winston-Salem, NC
  • USATF Masters Outdoor Championships - July 11-14 - Ames, IA
  • USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships - TBA
  • USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships - June 25-30 - Durham, NC
  • USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - July 22-28 - Sacramento, CA

Officiating Opportunities

  • View list of Officiating Opportunities [link]
  • To have an event added to the opportunities list, send an email to Darren "DJ" Johnson,, USATF Georgia Officials Committee Vice Chair.

Recertification Requirements for 2017-2020 Olympiad

  • See our Recertification Instructions page [link]
  • You begin the Background Screen process on the USTAF website on the Certified Officials Background Screen page [link].  This is the direct link to Begin the Application process [link].

Officials Certification Application Forms

  • New/Recertifying Officials Certification Application Georgia Association [PDF] as of November 23, 2016
  • New Officials Certification Application USATF National Organization [PDF]
  • Recertifying Officials Certification Application USATF National Organization [PDF]

Officials Resume Form

  • Officials Resume form [PDF] [Word] for USATF Georgia

Officials Travel Grant Request Form

  • Officials Travel Grant Request form [PDF] [Word] for USATF Georgia

Officiating Resources and Best Practices

  • USATF Officiating Resources and Best Practices [link]

Certfication Level Upgrades

New officials start at the Apprentice level.  The rules and regulations regarding certification level upgrades can be found on the USATF National Officials Committee web site [link].

Level Disciplines 

The following disciplines are offered for certification under the Level System. Level disciplines require a minimum certification level.

Officials Committee

Cindy Slayton

Darren Johnson
Vice Chair

Phil Ozell

Wendy Collins