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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 (evaluation) session. The evaluation 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