NCAA OFFICIALS EDUCATION AND REGISTRATION PROGRAM
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.
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
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.
NCAA SWIMMING AND DIVING OFFICIAL REGISTRATION ONLY (NO USA SWIMMING CERTIFICATION)
You will need to take the full "NCAA Swimming and Diving Rules" test.
DIRECTIONS FOR TAKING AN ONLINE TEST
In order to use this test site, you need to have a USA Swimming website user account. If you already have a website account on www.USASwimming.org, you will need to log in to that account to take your test(s). Use the sign in link in the upper right corner to log in.
If you don't already have a USA Swimming website account, create an account first ("sign in" upper right corner and follow steps to create an account) and then navigate back to this page to take your test(s).
Note that any test you start and do not complete by 4/14/2020 will be automatically deleted on 4/15/2020.
You may wish to duplicate this tab in your browser or print these instructions so you can refer to them while taking the test.
- Once you are logged in to your USA Swimming website account, click on "Start an Online Test-Click Here" at the bottom of this page.
- Choose the appropriate test from the "Start Test" dropdown menu that appears.
- Confirm your understanding of the test expiration date by checking "I agree". Click "Next".
- Verify your personal contact information (enter all information requested so that NCAA may contact you regarding your registration) and click on "Save Information and Proceed to Test".
- Click on "Start Test" (Ignore the "Print Blank Version of Test" button. You will have this option later).
- First test question appears. You can proceed to answer the questions at this point. Answer the question and then click "Next". Proceed to answer all the questions and then "End Test/Submit for Grading".
If you'd like to PRINT OUT your test to COMPLETE OFFLINE and then enter your answers later, follow these steps after the first test question appears.
- First test question appears. Click on "Save and Restart Later".
- "Prior Tests" box appears. Select "Print Blank Test" next to the test you are working on.
- After printing your test out, and completing it offline, navigate back to the online testing module. Click on "Start an Online Test".
- "Prior Tests" box appears. Click on "Resume" next to the test you completed offline.
- Verify your personal information again if asked. Then click "Resume Test".
- Proceed to enter your test answers, clicking "Next" after each question.
- Click on "End Test/Submit for Grading" once you have entered all your answers.
You must be logged in to take an online test. Please log in.
- 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
RESOURCES INTERPRETATIONS, RECORDS and DIVING DEGREE OF DIFFICULTIES
- Click HERE to view recent NCAA Swimming & Diving rules interpretations, to download an NCAA record form or to view the Diving Degree of Difficulties for competition.