Dear USTA Officials,
We are happy to launch the USTA Officiating Online Learning Center and the first four courses that will be included in the Learning Plans for each Officiating Discipline. These courses will fulfill the education requirement that was previously fulfilled by the annual USTA in-person school and the yearly tests. Over the past month, these courses have been tested by dozens of currently USTA certified Officials as well as brand new prospective officials with positive results. This is just the beginning of what will be a robust Online Education Platform.
As we develop more courses, the material covered in each one will be more complex and prepare officials for the level of certification they desire. Prospective officials can complete these first four courses and Safe Play/Background check requirements to be Provisional Officials. Level One Roving Umpire and Referee courses are slated for a June release and will need to be completed by October 1st for any one wanting to retain or become certified in one of those disciplines.
About the USTA Officiating Online Learning Center
- Click here to access the USTA Officiating Online Learning Center.
- We recommend you bookmark the web address: http://lrc.learn.com/ustaofficiating
- The videos in the courses are currently not compatible with Mozilla Firefox. The courses will work on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Safari.
- Click here for the USTA Officiating Online Learning Center User Guide.
- Every official or potential official will create a log-in for the USTA Officiating Online Learning Center when they first arrive at the site using their email address and selecting a password.
- If you already have a LRC account with the USTA, please email email@example.com to activate your account.
- Once they are logged in, the Official can visit the Officiating Disciplines page to select which Discipline’s Learning Plan they want to add to their account.
- Officials should choose the learning plan(s) that coincide with certification(s). Those who are not yet certified should choose “Getting Started”.
- Each Discipline’s Learning Plan is comprised of courses that need to be completed.
- Most courses have a 20 question assessment at the end, which must be completed at 90% to successfully pass the course.
- Users can take the assessment as many times as needed to pass.
- The deadline for completing these courses and their assessments is October 1, 2016.
We thank you for your patience and hope you will agree that it was worth the wait. We are very optimistic that this will make the future of USTA Officiating very bright for both the current and future generations of tennis officials.
The USTA Officiating Team
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