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Interested in officiating? Ever wonder how to get started? The Canadian Cycling officiating program is for anyone interested in officiating the great sport of cycling, from local race to international events. There are 3 main levels in the program; Provincials commissaires, National commissaires and International commissaires.

What does a commissaire do? Click to watch the video: On the Road of the Commissaires

Cycling Canada Caravan Driver Online Training is now available! Click here for details

Schedule of Officiating Courses:

  • National MTB Course April 7-8-9th 2017 in Montréal Click here to register (send it to kathy.dufour@cyclingcanada.ca)

Online Provincial C Introductory Commissaire Training– Currently available in English, for Road, Mountain Bike and Track (Cost is $25)

Development guidelines

*The following table provides a guideline for upgrading of provincial level commissaires. *Provinces may institute their own upgrading process.

Level Minimum Requirements to Attain Level Events you can work at this level Minimum Requirements To Proceed to Upgrade Minimum Time at level
Technical Assistant Eager to learn Regional and provincial level races Minimum of 2 races
Commissaire C Follow Online CC Provincial course in specific discipline

PSO may impose additional requirements

Provincial level races Minimum of 2 races 3 years
C to B Assist the college of commissaires at Provincial level races College member at  provincial races

Assistant Commissaire at national  level races

Minimum of 3 races
B to A Work as college member at a minimum of 2 races/year

Work as chief at a provincial level race

Recommendation of Provincial Chief Commissaire

Pass the online CC exam specific to the discipline

Chief at provincial races

College member for national level races

Assistant Commissaire at international races

Minimum of 3 races

The following table provides the upgrading process for National and International Level Commissaires

A to National Follow the national commissaire course

Pass a written, oral and practical exam

Chief commissaire at a minimum of 2 provincial races

College member at a minimum of 1 national event

Recommendation of Provincial Chief Commissaire

Work at provincial and national races as college member

College member at international races

Minimum of 5 races 2 years
National to UCI

Elite National

(Road, MTB, BMX, Track)

 Apply to the CCOC to be considered for the course

Be accepted by the CCOC to be nominated to attend the course

Be accepted by the National Federation host of the course subject to any limitations imposed by the NF and or UCI

Follow the Elite National Commissaire Course

Pass a written UCI ENC exam

 Work at provincial and national races as college member

College member at international races

 None  None
Elite National to UCI (Road, MTB, BMX, Track)

OR National to UCI (CX)

Work all the positions on the College including 2 different positions on a national or international College in the required discipline

Apply to the CCOC to be considered for the UCI course

Be an Elite National Commissaire where applicable

Be accepted by the UCI

Pass the written and oral UCI exam

Pass the practical UCI exam

Must be between 25 and 50 years of age

Work at all races in  the specific discipline Minimum of 5 races 2 years