Officials Resources

Why become an official?

Taking part as a competition official is exciting — it brings you into the heart of the action! And it’s a way of helping the thousands of young athletes who enter competitions to have fun and to achieve personal goals.

It’s simple to get started.  Become a member of  U.S. Ski and Snowboard and join as an official.  And then work with your local ski club to volunteer at an entry level position.

Who becomes a USSA official?  Oftentimes it starts with parents of young athletes who want to be more actively involved. Former athletes and coaches are also great candidates with their background in the sport. But it can be anyone who has an interest in helping young athletes and playing an important role in their success.

Alaska Division Officials Chair

The Officials Chair is responsible for the following:

  • Scheduling and assignment of TD to US Ski and Snowboard events in the Alaska Division.
  • Hosting and overseeing clinics and updates.
  • Tracking of officials and certification levels. Check and review against national data base, working with the Park City office.  Maintains record-keeping of exams.
  • Mentoring and assisting officials with advancement and shadow opportunities.
  • Shares information with AOEWG Western Region representative and participates in working groups.

Please reach out to Brian Hartman, Alaska Division Officials Chair, if you need assistance with any of the above.
Brian Hartman
Phone: 907 529 0748


2018-2019 Season Certification Classes

Jury Advisor (JA) / Referee (REF)
Friday, November 9, 2018 from 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Hilltop Ski Area – Main Building
Instructor: Brian Hartman

You must be a registered Official with US Ski and Snowboard, completed the SafeSport Certification (online), passed a background check, and completed the Competition Official online module and submitted your PDF Exam to Brian Hartman for scoring via email to   CO Exams need to be turned into Brian no later than Wednesday, November 7.

Additional Information:
The JA/REF lecture will be approximately 2 hours long, depending on questions, and then there is an exam.   The JA test is much simpler (shorter) than REF, but both have a 2.5 hour time limit.   Exams are “open-book”, so please make sure you’ve printed out your Study Guide and bring it with you to the class.   If you have your copy of the ACR, that will also be helpful to have along with you.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS:  Send an email to and with your Full Name, US Ski & Snowboard membership number, your SafeSport Certificate (attached as a PDF), and which class you are registering for.