The NCAA continues to provide an officiating program designed to educate and register swimming and diving officials. This program, in conjunction with USA Swimming, will provide all the necessary resources for our swimming and diving officials during the course of the competitive season.
Any official who applies to officiate at the NCAA Championships (all 3 Divisions) will be required to register as an NCAA official and pass the current NCAA rules test with a score of 85% or better.
The NCAA will not issue any kind of certification card. Once you pass the rules test, your name is automatically added to the "registered" NCAA officials list used to select meet officials. USA Swimming officials will not see any NCAA certifications on their USA Swimming certification card.
The deadline for satisfactorily completing the rules test and submitting a completed application is Monday, October 9, 2023 at 5pm ET.
Log in to your USA Swimming website account and click on "Start an Online Test-Click Here" below. Select the NCAA SUPPLEMENTAL Swimming and Diving Rules test and proceed with taking the test. Once passed, you will also be registered as an NCAA Swimming Official.
New officials who wish to register as both a USA Swimming and an NCAA Official: you must take tests on both USA Swimming and NCAA Swimming and Diving Rules. First, take the USA Swimming test required by your Local Swimming Committee (usually Certification - Stroke and Turn/Timer) and then take the full "NCAA Swimming and Diving Rules" test (not the supplemental one).
Note: Passing these two tests will allow for your NCAA registered official status. For your USA Swimming certification, you will need to register as a non-athlete member of USA Swimming and follow the requirements of your Local Swimming Committee for certification.
Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championship
Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championship
Division II Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championship
Division III Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championship