When a club receives permission to host a contest, it must enlist qualified officials for the event. Officials, including a meet director, must also be members of USA Roller Sports, and their qualifications are determined by commissions they hold.  The level of commission is determined by training, testing and experience of the judge, referee and/or tabulators.  Meet directors are certified by attending a meet directors certification program  sponsored and conducted by USA Roller Sports.

How to Become an Official

  1. You must become a member with USA  Roller Sports.  You may accomplish this by purchasing an Officials Membership for $50, or you may receive a Complementary Officials Membership with the purchase of either a competitive or non-competitive membership card or becoming a coach.  PLEASE SEE THE 2019-2020 MEMBERSHIP FEES LIST for Athlete and Coaching membership costs.
  2. The officials' applications are available on the website under USARS Forms and Applications.  Applicant must indicate what discipline and type of official they wish to become.   Upon filling out the application and meeting the minimum requirements, you will be sent the proper exam.  The exam must be completed and passed before an official's commission will be granted.
  3. Before your official's credentials will be issued, you must sign a Code of Ethics form, pass a Background Check, and take Safe Sport Training.  For more information, please click here.


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USA Roller Sports, a non-profit corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is the National Governing Body (NGB) for amateur roller skating in the United States under the Amateur Sports Act of 1978.  USA Roller Sports is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) , the World Skate Organization, and the Pan American SportsOrganization(PASO).

For more information, please contact us at:
USA Roller Sports
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Lincoln, NE 68506
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