Officials Chair: George Erker
Officials Vice Chair: Michele Walker & Sue Polansky
Officials Secretary: Pam Lee

Certification Chair: Gary Westerfield


USATF National Official's Webpage


You can become a certified USATF officials in Track & Field, Cross Country, Road Running and Race Walking.

Training and certification of officials is central to USATF'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 certification:  Association to National to Master.

Here is a complete list of Rules Reviews along with the application form for new certifications and recertifications.

Training clinics are being planned for the new year.  These clinics ensure that all officials are familiar with USATF rules and that they are prepared to do a great job at meets. Stay tuned for announcements of the times, dates and subject matter of these clinics.

To become an official you must become a USATF Member.

Please fill out the Officials Certification Form and return to Gary Westerfield.
Please also mail a check for $50 payable to USATF Long Island.
Mail to: Gary Westerfield
            350 Old Willets Path
            Smithtown, NY 11787

After you have sent the application and check please Upload a headshot.

For more information, contact Gary Westerfield.