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Would you like to become a licensed official?

Please review the US Equestrian Licensed Officials Policies and Procedures document for detailed licensing requirements.

Apprentice evaluation forms, exam rubrics, and other licensing forms are located below under the "Forms and Publications" section. You can filter the relevant documents by selecting the Category drop down and selecting the type of license you are interested in. 

Application Deadlines

Deadlines for submitting complete applications for review by the Licensed Officials Committee:

  • January 2020 meeting - Deadline October 8, 2019

Important Information

Effective February 1, 2019, Apprentice Card applications are no longer required for any breed or discipline.

National License Applications

If you are ready to start the application process:

  1. Login to your My USEF account
  2. Select the Licensed Officials Dashboard tile
  3. Select the Licensed Officials Application tile
  4. Click the “Submit New Checklist” button
  5. Your eligibility requirements will be confirmed by USEF and/or the respective Affiliate
  6. Once your eligibility requirements are confirmed, check back on the status of your application by following steps 1-3

If you started the application process before February 1, 2019, and are now ready to submit an application for licensure, do not follow the steps above and please contact the Licensed Officials Department at [email protected].

FEI License Applications

Please note that for FEI licensing:

  • Effective June 1, 2019, applicants for FEI Driving, Endurance, Eventing, Reining, or Veterinarian licenses may attend an FEI course at any time throughout the application process. Applicants for FEI Dressage, Jumping, and Vaulting licenses must attend the FEI course as the last step. Please contact the Licensed Officials Department at [email protected] if you are interested in attending a course.
  • If you are interested in an FEI license that is not listed below, then the documents may be in the process of being updated to reflect the FEI’s changes to licensing requirements.

Once you have completed all of the FEI application requirements:

  1. Login to your My USEF account
  2. Select the Licensed Officials Dashboard tile
  3. Select the FEI License Application tile
  4. Follow the steps on the subsequent pages accordingly
  5. Pay the required fee and submit your application

Hunter/Jumper Permit Applications

If you are a hunter/jumper applicant that is required to submit a permit application, please follow these steps to submit your permit application:

  1. Login to your My USEF account
  2. Select the Licensed Officials Dashboard tile
  3. Select the LO Permit Application tile
  4. Follow the steps on the subsequent pages accordingly
  5. Pay the required fee and submit your application

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Licensed Officials Department at [email protected]

 

Forms and Publications

Licensed Officials Introduction

A great video that overview the types of licenses US Equestrian offers and the licensing process.

American Saddlebred, Saddle Seat Equitation, Roadster, Hackney Judge Apprentice Evaluation Form

Apprentice evaluation form for 'r' applicants in these divisions. *For applicants that began working towards these licenses prior to February 1, 2019, please contact the Licensed Officials Department for the previous version of this form.

American Saddlebred, Saddle Seat Equitation, Roadster, Hackney Judge Verification of Officiating

Verification of Officiating form for 'r' Judges working towards promotion to 'R' in these divisions.

Andalusian-Lusitano Judge Apprentice Evaluation

Apprentice evaluation form for 'r' applicants in these divisions.

Arabian Judge Apprentice Evaluation

Apprentice evaluation form for 'r' applicants in this division.

Carriage Pleasure Driving Judge Apprentice Evaluation Form

Apprentice evaluation form for applicants pursuing their 'r' Carriage Pleasure Driving Judge license.

Carriage Pleasure Driving Technical Delegate Apprentice Evaluation Form

Apprentice evaluation form for applicants pursuing their 'r' Carriage Pleasure Driving Technical Delegate license.

Category 1 & Category 2 Steward Documentation of Experience Form

Form to verify experience at USEF competitions to begin working towards 'r' requirements for C1 & C2 Steward. Not required to verify riding experience, or if you are the listed trainer or owner.

Category 1 Steward Verification of Experience

Verification of Experience form for the schooling supervisor requirement for promotion to 'R'.

Certified Schooling Supervisor Apprentice Evaluation Form

Apprentice evaluation form for applicants pursuing their Certified Schooling Supervisor license.