NCAA OFFICIALS EDUCATION AND REGISTRATION PROGRAM
Effective September 1, 2015, the NCAA began a new officiating program designed to educate and register Swimming & Diving Officials. This program, in conjunction with USA Swimming, will provide all the necessary resources for our Swimming & Diving officials during the course of the competitive season. Please check back often for updates and information and scroll down for Important Dates and NCAA Resources.
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. It is being recommended to NCAA member institutions and conferences that they utilize NCAA registered officials beginning with the 2015-16 season. There is no limitation between attempts at passing this test, if an applicant did not achieve the minimum passing score. The test is based upon the NCAA playing rules that are effective as of September 1, 2017.
You will need to take and pass a test in order to be registered as an NCAA official. The test you take will depend on your current status. See the options below to determine your status and then scroll down to see the directions for taking an online test.
NOTE: NCAA will not issue any kind of certification card. If you pass the test required, your name is automatically entered to their "registered" NCAA official list that they will use to select meet officials. USA Swimming officials will not see any NCAA certifications on their USA Swimming certification card either.
CURRENT USA SWIMMING OFFICIALS
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.
BRAND NEW OFFICIALS SEEKING USA SWIMMING CERTIFICATION AND NCAA REGISTRATION
For those new officials who wish to be registered as both a USA Swimming and an NCAA Official: you will need to 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.
NCAA SWIMMING AND DIVING OFFICIAL REGISTRATION ONLY (NO USA SWIMMING CERTIFICATION)
You will take the full "NCAA Swimming and Diving Rules" test. Select this test from the test selection.
You must be logged in to take an online test. Please log in.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 (TWO-YEAR RULES CYCLE)
The 2017-18 and 2018-19 NCAA Swimming and Diving Rules Book is available. Click the link below to download the NCAA rules book. The NCAA Swimming and Diving Rules test is available at the "Start an Online Test" link above. Passing scores are valid through August 31, 2019.
Click on the following link to view recent NCAA Swimming & Diving rules interpretations.
Click on the following link to download an NCAA record form.
DIVING DEGREE OF DIFFICULTIES
To view the Diving Degree of Difficulties for competition, click on the following link.
SWIMMING AND DIVING OFFICIALS EVALUATION FORM