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Licensed Officials News

October 5, 2020 

License renewals for 2021 are now open. You can renew your licenses by logging in your USEF account and clicking on the red Renew Licenses tile. If you signed up for your licenses to be renewed through Auto-Renew, you do not need to take any action. 

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 USEF: 

Coronavirus Disease Resources and Updates Page

April 8, 2020 - Effects of COVID-19 Email

May 19, 2020 - Licensed Officials: Managing a Safe Return to Competitions Webinar

June 5, 2020 - COVID-19-Related Rule Modifications

September 8, 2020 - Licensed Officials: COVID-19 Update Webinar

November 9, 2020 - 2021 COVID-19-Related Rule Modifications

From the FEI: 

FAQ for FEI Officials

From AHA: 

AHA Town Hall with Judges and Stewards Commissioner

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Licensed Officials Questions?

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Forms and Publications

Licensed Officials Policies and Procedures - Clean

Updated March 19, 2021 - Version 4.2 the additional of required DEI training for licensed officials and applicants.

Licensed Officials Policies and Procedures - Marked Up

Updated March 19, 2021 - Version 4.2 the additional of required DEI training for licensed officials and applicants.

Licensed Official Fees

Fee schedule for licensed official related items.

Licensed Officials Social Media Policy

Social Media Policy to provide guidance for licensed officials.

Licensed Officials Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics policy for all USEF licensed officials.

Conflict of Interest Rule Guidelines

Chart showing different categories of Conflict of Interest Rules.

Evidence Gathering Guidelines

These guidelines were established to assist USEF Licensed Officials with ensuring the information and evidence collated at a competition will be of value not only throughout an investigation but also within any formal proceedings.

Extension/Reinstatement Request Form

Complete this form if you did not attend a clinic in the year you were due or have not officiated the required number of competitions to renew your license. This form is reviewed and if approved gives you an additional competition year to meet requirements.

Confidential Competition and Licensed Officials Evaluation Form

The online evaluation form is available for members to evaluate the quality and competence of Federation licensed officials, as well as licensed competitions.

Requirements to Maintain Licenses & Certifications

List of clinic, examination, and officiating requirements for currently licensed officials, broken down by each breed & discipline.


Discover more about becoming a licensed official