Athlete Representative Educational Seminars and Exams
The USATF Athlete Representative educational seminars are generally provided twice each year: once at the USATF Annual Meeting and once at the U.S. Outdoor Track & Field Championships (or Olympic Track and Field Team Trials during Olympic years).
The USATF Athlete Representative educational seminars usually last for approximately 4 hours and provide the latest information available from USATF’s High Performance department, USADA, IAAF, AAM, and others.
NOTE: You must have an application on file or already be a USATF-authorized Athlete Representative in order to attend the educational seminars. No preregistration is necessary.
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The IAAF is responsible for setting all dates associated with the IAAF Athlete Representative Exam; however, they have traditionally provided this exam on the same date (and same location) as the USATF exam.
Traditionally, we have only provided the USATF Athlete Representative exam annually at the USATF Annual Meeting.
Both exams last 2 hours and only have to be passed once so long as you maintain your authorization on a continual basis.
The IAAF supplies the necessary materials for its exam in advance of the exam (they can also be found at: http://www.iaaf.org/aboutiaaf/structure/athletes/index.html).
The IAAF exam is a closed-book exam consisting of approximately 48 multiple choice questions and participants must score a 75 percent or higher to pass the exam.
USATF will provide a booklet to all new USATF Athlete Representative applicants prior to the USATF exam. The exam booklet will contain materials from several different sources (anti-doping, IAAF regulations, USATF regulations, etc.) which you may then use during the exam.
Prior exam booklets can be found in the Resources Section (these books remain relatively the same from year to year).
The USATF exam contains 50 short answer or multiple choice questions and participants must score an 80 percent or higher to pass the exam.