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Latest COVID-19 Updates from US Equestrian can be found on the Coronavirus Disease Resources and Updates page.

Licensed Officials News

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: 

Please go here to view the LO specific FAQ regarding COVID-19. 

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

Are you interested in becoming a licensed official? 

For more information on how to apply for a license, please scroll down and click the "Become Licensed" tile. 

Licensed Officials Questions?

Do you have a question about licensed officials? Please email [email protected].

Forms and Publications

Licensed Officials Policies and Procedures - Clean

Updated December 1, 2021 - Version 5.0

Licensed Officials Policies and Procedures - Marked Up

Updated March 19, 2021 - Version 4.2 includes the addition 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.

Application Information for FEI Permitted Equine Therapists

FEI Permitted Equine Therapist Information and Application Process


Discover more about becoming a licensed official