Racing Officials Accreditation Program
Goals & Objectives



  • Accredit all racing officials, stewards and judges.


  • Provide educational opportunities and a credible examination process to produce qualified, accredited racing officials, judges and stewards for all aspects of the horse racing industry.


  • Enhance accreditation schools and CE workshops.


  • Develop a uniform curriculum and examination process.


  • Increase recognition of accredited racing officials.


  • Review state rules for uniformity on riding infractions.


  • Program Benefits:

  • Racing officials who successfully complete and maintain their accreditation are better equipped to provide supervision and regulation in a professional and consistent manner in the increasingly complex world of horse racing.


  • Racetracks and racing commissions that employ accredited officials are represented by qualified officials who have the experience, knowledge and skills to perform their duties at the highest levels.


  • Racing fans are confident that the sport is being overseen by qualified experts.


  • Horsemen feel their investments are protected and the sport is being conducted on a level playing field.