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Hy-Tek Operator Certification

Certification Requirements

  1. Age - 18 years or older
  2. Attend a PVS conducted Hy-Tek Computer Opertaor Clinic
  3. Register as a Non-Athlete Member with USA Swimming
  4. Serve as an apprentice with a Hy-Tek Operator (who has been certified for at least one year) at a minimum of five (5) sessions. The five sessions must be at a minimum of two different PVS-sanctioned non-Officials Qualifying meets*.
  5. Evaluated to have performed in at least a satisfactory manner at each session by the supervising Hy-Tek Operator and Referee and such performance is reported on the PVS Official's Certification Application Form.
  6. Work independently and demonstrate all the required skills at the last training session. The training session must be at a meet using electronic timing. Your evaluation will be recorded by a designated PVS evaluator. The evaluation will be recorded on the Hy-Tek Operator Evaluation Form.
  7. Complete certification requirements within one year from date of the Hy-Tek clinic.
  8. Certification is good until the December 31 following three years after the date of issuance.

Recertification Requirements

  1. >Work at least four sessions per year as an Hy-Tek Operator at PVS-sanctioned non-Officials Qualifying meets*. Two of those sessions may be as a Timing System Operator
  2. Submit the online PVS Officials Recertification Request
  3. Recertification is good for three years after the date your prior certification expired.

* Excludes observed and approved meets, such as high school, college, and masters competitions