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Hy-Tek Operator Certification

Certification Requirements

updated 08/2018

  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* and with at least two different mentors.
  5. Perform to the satisfaction of the Hy-Tek Mentor at each session and have such performance reported to PVS on the PVS Hy-Tek Operator Evaluation Form.
  6. Work independently and demonstrate all the required skills at the last apprentice session. The apprentice session must be at a meet using automatic timing (touchpads). 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