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Courses & Training

Interested in officiating? The Canadian Cycling officiating program is for anyone interested in officiating the sport of cycling, from local race to international events. Three main levels are available in the program; Provincial commissaires, National commissaires and International commissaires.

Available Training

Cycling Canada is pleased to announce the soft launch of our new Education Portal. This portal will house all of our Coaching and Officiating eLearning training. Please go to edu.cyclingcanada.ca to access this portal.

Please note: You will need to register an account on the portal in order to enroll in an eLearning module. Registration is free and does not require any credit card details upon registration. Once your account has been created, please click on the Courses tab in the top menu to begin the enrollment process.

Caravan Driver Online Training:
The objective of the Caravan Driver Training is to inform participants about basic rules for driving a vehicle in a cycling caravan and is mandatory for all drivers since 2015. The module takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Online Provincial C Introductory Commissaire Training:
This hour-long module will review the basics of each cycling discipline and will teach you how to prepare for races as a Commissaire, and the rules essential to officiating. Once completed, you will be expected to gain practical experience working at cycling races.

Development Guidelines

The following table provides a guideline for upgrading of Provincial Level Commissaires.
*Provinces may institute their own upgrading process.

LevelMinimum 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
• 3 years
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
• 3 years

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

LevelMinimum Requirements
To Attain Level
Events You Can Work At This LevelMinimum Requirements
To Upgrade
Minimum Time At Level
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 • Minimum of 5 races