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. 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 recommended that NCAA member institutions and conferences utilize NCAA registered officials for regular season and conference meets. There is no limitation to the number of attempts to pass this test. The test is based upon the NCAA playing rules that are effective as of September 1, 2019. Tests must be taken August 21, 2019 or after to be considered. Tests taken before August 21, 2019 will not be considered.
You must take and pass a rules 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: 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.
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.
You will need to take the full "NCAA Swimming and Diving Rules" test.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 (TWO-YEAR RULES CYCLE)
The 2019-20 and 2020-21 NCAA Swimming and Diving Rules Book is available. Click HERE 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, 2021.
NCAA OFFICIALS APPLICATION CAN BE ACCESSED HERE:
Deadline for satisfactorily completing the rules test and submitting a completed application is Monday, October 14.
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS INFORMATION
o Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships – March 25-28, hosted by Indiana University-Purdue University and Indiana Sports Corp, IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana
o Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships – March 18-21, hosted by University of Georgia, Ramsey Center, Athens, Georgia
o Division II Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships – March 11-14, hosted by Lake Erie College and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, SPIRE Institute, Geneva, Ohio
o Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships – March 18-21, hosted by Old Dominion Athletic Conference, Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina