The USASF trains and certifies Legality Officials for All Star Cheer and All Star Dance on an annual basis.  Certification term is based on each annual All Star season. Typically the season begins in the fall and extends through the spring, with most training courses taking place over the summer months at conferences and the USASF National Convention.  Additionally, there is an option to take the course in September.

To receive certification, the Legality Official Candidates must

  • Attend an in-person training session and attend all required sessions*
  • Complete the Legality Official Certification test with a score of 80% or higher**
  • Complete a background screening through the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) and receive a Green Light Screening Status using the designated USASF self-registration number 25453735. Legality Official candidates that have already completed the screening as a coach, will not need to apply for a new screening UNLESS their screening will expire on 7/31/2018. Legality Officials who are also USASF coaches should complete their background screening through their member profile.
  • Complete and receive a passing score for the ConcussionWise course offered by the American Sports Education Program (ASEP). Legality official candidates who took this course for the 2017 and/or 2018 training do not need to take the course for 2019.

Registration Fee
Early-bird registration (on or before June 1) $90
On-time Registration (June 2 or later) $105
Buy one - Get one Free: Legality Official Candidates may take both Cheer & Dance certification courses for the price of one

Training Dates & Locations 2018-2019 Season
The times listed are tentative and should not adjust more than an hour or two from what is listed below.

Providence, RI
Omni Providence Hotel, 1 W Exchange St, Providence, RI 02903
Cheer- Saturday, June 16th (1pm-9:00 pm) & Sunday, June 17th (8am-11am)
Dance - Sunday, June 17th (12pm-5pm)
Hotel Reservation Link: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/providence/meetings/2018-varsity-university
Discounted Room Rate ends May 22nd and based on availability.

Atlanta, GA
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta, 3391 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30326
Cheer- Saturday, June 23rd (1pm-9:00 pm) & Sunday, June 24th (8am-11am)
Dance - Sunday, June 24th (12pm-5pm)
Hotel Reservation Link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1711277527&key=1EE823C6
Discounted Room Rate ends May 22nd and based on availability.

Dallas, TX
Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel, 4440 W John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, TX 75063
Cheer- Saturday, July 14th (1pm-9:00 pm) & Sunday, July 15th (8am-11am)
Dance - Sunday, July 15th (12pm-5pm)
Hotel Reservation Link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1801054863&key=16F338AB
Discounted Room Rate ends June 19th and based on availability.

Las Vegas, NV
M Resort Las Vegas, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Henderson, NV 89044
Cheer- Saturday, August 4th (1pm-9:00 pm) & Sunday, August 5th (8am-11am)
Dance - Sunday, August 5th (12pm-5pm)
Hotel Reservation Link: https://reservations.travelclick.com/99803?groupID=2096264#/guestsandrooms
Discounted Room Rate ends July 2nd and based on availability.

Dallas, TX- in conjunction with the USASF National Meeting
Hyatt Regency Dallas,  300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75207
Cheer- Saturday, August 11th (1pm-9:00 pm) & Sunday, August 12th (8am-11am)
Dance - Sunday, August 12th (12pm-5pm)
Hotel Reservation Link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/ALSF2018
Discounted Room Rate ends July 9th and based on availability.

Washington, DC- National Harbor
Cheer- Saturday, September 8th (1pm-9:00 pm) & Sunday, September 9th (8am-11am)
Dance - Sunday, September 9th(12pm-5pm)
Hotel Reservation Link: Coming Soon

Follow this link to register: https://usasf.formstack.com/forms/18_19_legality_official_registration

* For the 2018-2019 season (cheer and dance)
Veteran Legality Officials, who scored 90% (63+ points earned on the video portion) or better on the skills video portion of the legality test in 2017, will have the opportunity to test out for the upcoming season based on certain requirements. Eligible candidates will receive an email on or about May 15th with details and exact test dates. If you do NOT receive the email, please send an inquiry to the appropriate email address below. Please read the following details about this option:

  • Available option for both Cheer and Dance Legality Officials
  • Must have scored a 90% on the skills video portion or higher on the first attempt in 2017
  • Must complete online webinar and then online test
  • Registration Fees: $125 for on-time registration and $175 late
  • If candidate does not pass they will be able to attend a Legality Official Class/Test in-person at no additional cost.

** New for the 2018-2019 season (cheer only)
Testing will be video only. There will be no written portion of the test this year.

Candidates will be required to score an 80% or higher to be certified.

Provisional certification will be awarded to those who score between 70% and 79%. Candidates who score between this range have shown an excellent base knowledge of the rules and meet the requirements of being a USASF Provisionally Certified Legality Official. We do suggest that these candidates be paired with a veteran judge.

For questions or additional information on Legality Official Training:
Cheer Legality Official Course questions: safetyjudge@usasf.net
Dance Legality Official Course: rulesdirector.dance@usasf.net