Level 1 – Technical Official
The first module is directed toward developing worker-level Technical Officials. The goal is to develop qualified Technical Officials who can serve in any of the following positions: 1) Contest Timer, 2) Osae Komi Timer, 3) Scorekeeper, 4) Bracket Keeper, or 5) Registration/Weigh-In Official. In order to become certified, a person must pay the certification fee, receive the training or study the training materials provided, pass the written exam, and also pass a practical exam, which consists of working as a Technical Official at a tournament under the supervision of an experienced Technical Official Supervisor who can certify the candidate’s performance. The Technical Official Level 1 certification is good for three years, and in order to stay current with this level of certification, a Technical Official must work at least two tournaments over the three year period.