Training and certification of officials is central to USATF Minnesota's goal of ensuring fair and safe competitive opportunities for athletes. The training and certification processes promote a serious and professional approach to officiating and demonstrate an official's commitment to excellence. As an official gains experience, exposure to correct officiating practices, and additional training, USATF recognizes this skill development through progressive levels of certicication: Apprentice to Association to National to Master.

USATF Minnesota's Officials Chair is David Fergus who can be reached at The USATF Minnesota Officials Committee is made up of David Fergus, Greg Utecht, Dan Dornfeld, Tom Boshart, Scott Stallman, Jack Mayeron and Mike Beck.

The National Officials' Certification Regulation, effective January 29, 2019 can be found HERE.

USATF Minnesota Certification/Recertification Process

USATF Minnesota Weblinks  

National Officials Committee

Certification Forms and Tests

Officials Facebook Page