Licensed Officials News
May 18, 2020
Please go here to view the LO specific FAQ regarding COVID-19.
April 8, 2020
Licensed Officials can review CARES Act information on USEF's Coronavirus Disease Resources and Updates page here.
All national licensed officials received an email on April 8, 2020, outlining the adjustments the Licensed Officials Department is offering as a result of COVID-19. This includes:
- Officiating extensions for any licensed official that has an officiating maintenance requirement. This will allow LOs to complete their officiating requirement by November 30, 2021.
- Clinic extensions for any licensed official that registered for a cancelled or postponed clinic. This will allow LOs to complete their clinic requirement by November 30, 2021.
- C1 and C2 Stewards participating in the LMP may request a measurement exam extension by emailing [email protected].
- Applicants requiring more time to complete their requirements may request a one-year application deadline extension by emailing [email protected]. Please note this opportunity would not apply to application requirements that would not be affected by COVID-19 (e.g. online exams, online courses, webinars, etc.).
March 20, 2020
Attention FEI Officials: The FEI has posted a FAQ on their website regarding FEI events and the effect of COVID-19. You can view the FAQ here.
March 17, 2020
If a licensed official was scheduled to officiate at a competition that has decided to cancel, the official will not be recorded in the competition's history, and therefore will not count towards GR1034 rotation rules.
March 12, 2020
USEF is closely monitoring the information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Our number one priority is the safety and welfare of our members, staff and their families. You can review USEF’s COVID-19 resource page here. If you are concerned about traveling to a competition in order to complete officiating duties, and have decided not to travel, please reach out to the respective competition manager(s) as soon as possible. This will allow time for your contract to be adjusted and to find a replacement.
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 Member Dashboard. To view your dashboard, log in to your USEF account and click on the respective tiles to access the correct webpages.
COVID-19 Resources for Licensed Officials
From the FEI:
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Licensed Officials Questions?
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