For the 2014 – 2015 season, the USAC Routesetting Committee has approved a change to the existing certification program. Whereas in past years, Level 3 Certification was only offered to Interns at National competitions, this season we have adjusted the certification program such that Routesetters who successfully complete a Divisional Internship, under specific circumstances, may receive Level 3 Certification.
USAC Divisional Level events represent a high scale of competition organization with the highest level of US competitors who will advance to Nationals. This environment can provide an equally strong learning experience for Interns as our National events and the Routesetting Committee is interested in offering more high quality opportunities for certification advancement.
With this in consideration, we also want Interns to have a similarly challenging experience working at a Divisionals as they might at a National competition, in order to best learn and develop their own skills. This includes having to work in a different environment than the norm and having to travel to work in a gym or with other routesetters they may not know. We also want Interns to have the chance to work with Level 4 or 5 Chief Routesetters who have the highest level of experience at National level events, a strong background working with Interns, and familiarity with the goals of the Routesetting Clinic and Certification Program.
Based on the above, we will offer official Divisional Internships at those Divisionals where there is a Level 5 Chief Routesetter or a Level 4 Chief Routesetter that has been approved by the Routesetting Committee, to oversee an official Divisional Intern. Additionally, routesetters will only be eligible for Level 3 Certification IF they are working at a Divisional outside of their home Division.
This January we will offer Divisional Internships at two ABS Youth Divisionals. Please read below if you are interested and apply directly to the respective Chief Routesetters. With any general questions, contact Chris Danielson, Chairman of the Routesetting Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.