Licensed Officials play an integral role at Federation licensed competitions by ensuring a fair playing field, safe competition environment, and supporting competition participants. Officials can serve as Course Designers, Judges, Para Classifiers, Stewards, and Technical Delegates. You can give back to the sport you love by becoming a Federation Licensed Official.
What are licensed officials?
Watch this Learning Center video to learn about the different types of officials and their education requirements.
Are you interested in becoming a licensed official?
For more information on how to apply for a license, go to our Become Licensed webpage.
Do you have licensed official questions?
Please email [email protected] to reach the USEF Licensed Officials Department.
Licensed Officials News
- Review the new Inappropriate Conduct Towards Licensed Officials Penalty Guidelines.
- Starting April 1, 2023, foreign FEI officials will be required to be compliant with the USEF Safe Sport Policy if they officiate in national classes more than once within a 12-month period.
- Read more about the Prevention of Manipulation of Competition Policy and how manipulating performance in the Competition arena effects sportsmanship here.
- Starting January 1, 2019, all Federation Licensed Officials, US FEI Officials, FEI applicants and Guest Officials must be compliant with the Federation's Safe Sport Policy by completing the Safe Sport Training and a criminal background check with the Federation. Members may access the training and background check through their My USEF Dashboard. To view your dashboard, log in to your USEF account and click on the respective tiles to access the correct webpages.