AO COVID-19 update from AOEWG
Here is an update/clarification from the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Officials Education Working Group Chair Lucy Conklin:
Covid-19 Policy Plan for Officials Certification 2020-21
OCâ€™s should do everything possible within their power to use appropriately certified personnel for all duties within their event that require certified individuals.
TDâ€™s, Referees & Course Setters must be certified.
Due to COVID-19 Alpine Officials and Referee exams will not be provided until the health situation changes to more favorable place. Unfortunately, there will be no exceptions to this policy. Please use the best possible people to serve your events and be sure to provide access to training materials like the AO Manual and the Specialty Study Guides for each. It is all of our responsibility to make sure that all parties assigned in an official capacity have appropriate time to learn their position, the requirements of the position and how to execute the position. In effect studying the material so as prepared to complete a successful exam.