Commissaire levels and training
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Commissaires are involved at all levels across all disciplines, as shown in the commissaire framework. Find out more about each level of the framework and how to start your commissaire journey below.

Trainee Commissaire: The first step on your officiating pathway is to become a trainee commissaire in your chosen discipline. This role allows you to grow your knowledge and understanding through online learning, classroom tutoring and supervised practical experience at events.

Trainee Commissaire course information

Regional B: After you qualify as a regional B commissaire, you will be able to operate as a member of the commissaire team at events without supervision.

Regional A: If you wish to become a chief commissaire at regional events, you will need to progress and be assessed to become a regional A commissaire. 

National commissaire: The next level up is national commissaire which permits you to be a chief commissaire at national events. As a rough guide, you will have a minimum of two seasons’ experience as a regional commissaire before applying for the national commissaire training. 

UCI elite national commissaire: National commissaires who want to progress can move up to the UCI elite national commissaire status will need to attend an elite national commissaire course, which is run by the UCI. You will need to have a minimum of two years’ experience as a national commissaire to apply for the training.

UCI international commissaire: UCI international commissaire is the highest level on the commissaire pathway. Training and assessment are conducted by UCI.

Interested in becoming a commissaire?

Please get in touch with your regional events officer to express an interest in attending a course, or look for upcoming courses.

Contact us

In the first instance please contact your regional events officer.

You can also contact us at:

Officials Education, British Cycling, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ

0161 274 2026