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Become a commissaire

From grass roots to international competition, learn more about providing a fair and safe sport by becoming a Commissaire. The first step involves participating in the General Commissaire “level C” Course. Completion of this general course grants participants with the “Technical Assistant” level of certification where they will be invited to complete 3 unpaid TA assignments in the discipline of their choice.

Upon completion of the three TA assignments and positive evaluations, TA’s will then obtain their Provincial Level C certification. At this point, all assignments will be paid roles and the assigned Commissaires at the events are relatively unassisted.

The various levels of certification (C, B, A, National etc.) are discipline-specific and Commissaires are encouraged to pursue multiple disciplines as there is typically overlap in both the rules and regulations.

  • Follow OC Provincial Level C course
  • Pass a written exam
  • Be 16 years of age or older

 

Sanctioned Body: Ontario Cycling

  • Have completed the training as a Technical Assistant
  • Worked three unpaid assignments as Technical Assistant
  • Received “meets expectation” from chief commissaires

 

Sanctioned Body: Ontario Cycling

  • Have a Level C License Code
  • Have worked a minimum of three races at Level C
  • Have worked at least once as a finish judge at a Provincial level race
  • Received the recommendation of the Provincial Lead Commissaire and the Officials Committee
  • Recommended time before requesting upgrade to level B: 2 years at Level C

 

Sanctioned Body: Ontario Cycling

  • Have a Level B License Code
  • Have worked a minimum of five races at Level B
  • Pass OC Provincial A course exam
  • Assigned and evaluated as Lead at a Provincial level race for the purposes of qualifying for Level A
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving, communication and inter-personal skills
  • Received the recommendation of the Provincial Lead Commissaire and the Officials Committee
  • Recommended time before requesting upgrade to level A: 2 years at Level B

 

Sanctioned Body: Ontario Cycling

  • Meet the requirements of CC for qualification
  • Receive the written recommendation of OC and the Provincial Lead Commissaire
  • Lead Commissaire at a minimum of 2 Provincial races
  • College member at minimum of 1 national event
  • Follow the national commissaire course
  • Pass a written, oral and practical exam
  • Recommended time before requesting consideration for National Course: 2 years or as per CC requirements

 

Sanctioned Body: Cycling Canada

  • Refer to the requirements of CC and the UCI

 

Sanctioned Body: UCI

  • Refer to the requirements of CC and the UCI

 

Sanctioned Body: UCI

Upgrading Process

Upgrading to a higher Level of certification takes place through an application process where potential candidates are evaluated on several items including but not limited to: years spent at previous level (minimum of 2 active years), general knowledge, decision making, previous race assignments and willingness to learn and take on new opportunities.

Requests for upgrades must be submitted by e-mail to the Provincial Lead describing how the requirements have been met. The Provincial Lead will bring the recommendation forward to the Officials Committee for consideration and will notify the candidate of the result. The Provincial Lead may also recommend upgrades.

Official Rules

Many Ontario Cycling sanctioned races follow UCI rules with Cycling Canada and Ontario Cycling modifications. Please click on the following links for further information.

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