Series is designed to challenge prospective race directors by adding content that includes white paper, journals, periodicals, powerpoint presentations and videos which intensify learning and makes a person think about the activity and structure of road race management
Race Director, the First National Certification Program for Race Directors has just launched their RDU Online Certification Program which has been a year in development. Online education is worldwide, and this developmental training program series is designed to challenge prospective race directors by adding content that includes white paper, journals, periodicals, powerpoint presentations and videos which intensify learning and makes a person think about the activity and structure of road race management.
WHO SHOULD BECOME CERTIFIED: Race Directors, Assistant Race Directors, Key Volunteers, Sports Management Graduates, Special Event Directors, Timers, Run Club Staff, Recreation Sports Staff.
“I spent a lot of time deciding what to include in this program and didn’t want it to be difficult but challenging. Level I is available on June 4th and includes 10 Topics and 40 additional resource files. The general theme of this program is HABIT, INTELLECT, INSTINCT, EXPERTISE, and COMPETENCE. It is the duty and obligation of anyone putting the public at risk on the streets at a “mass casualty event” to have in their portfolio the requisite skills and qualifications to satisfy the interest of the judge and jury if they have to defend their operations and logistics.
I am extremely devoted to all of my registrants that they can defend their activity and judgment as a professional in this industry. Perhaps a maverick and elitist to have this perspective.
It can take anywhere from 30-45 hours to complete Level I,” Gregory J. Evans, President & CEO said. This program was designed to match a 300 Level Sports Management Program in a Secondary Educational Institution, where the student would receive 3.0 – 4.0 credits after completion. I had reservations about designing an online program; however, the structure of this program mirrors an accredited University.
Each topic has a series of questions which will require a written narrative response. After the reports are sent in and graded, a Certificate will be issued. A narrative is an opinion, and whereas opinions cannot be right or wrong, the narrative itself must follow some logical, critical thinking. A report that is unclear or incomplete is returned for clarity. Everyone will pass their certification and assistance is provided during the process. One of our goals early on was to get accreditation where a student can enroll in this program and have it accepted in their academic transcripts.
The cost of Level I is $159.00, and there is no time limit on completion. Level II & III are scheduled for release on July 2nd, and they follow the same pattern of narrative writing. Each of those programs is $159.00 each. Individuals enrolling in this course of study will have access to all course materials for the first year for free, and then the cost is $89.00 per year, which is optional. There is a no-recertification process for Online or Seminar style RDU programs. We will continue to add additional content throughout the year with specific video instruction and a bi-monthly newsletter which is free upon submission.
RDU Level I, II & III will also include additional resources that are available for no extra fee.
Additional information about RDU, in general, is on the website.
To register, go to www.racedirectoruniversity.com. After payment, you will receive a confirmation email which is your key to accessing all of the files and resources on this site.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information:
Gregory Evans, President & CEO
ABOUT RACE DIRECTOR UNIVERSITY
Race Director University is the first national certification program for race directors, established in 2012. Road Race Management is a non-regulated industry. There are no academic degrees offered to signify an individual as a “race director.” Training and development is a lifelong learning skill; there is no finish line.