Become a commissaire

From grass roots to international competition, learn more about providing a fair and safe sport by becoming a commissaire.

Commissaires Rules

Many OCA sanctioned races follow UCI rules with CCA and OCA modifications. Please click on the following links for further information.
UCI Rules
UCI website
Cycling Canada website

OCA-Companion-Guide-April 2012

Commissaire Courses

There are currently no upcoming courses.

For further information please contact us .

Level Overview

Level Sanctioning Body Requirements to be licensed at this level:
Technical Assistant OCA Follow the OCA Provincial Level C course
Pass a written exam
Be 16 years of age or older
Level C OCA Have completed the training as a Technical Assistant
Worked two unpaid assignments as Technical Assistant
Received “meets expectation” from chief commissaires
Level B OCA Have a Level C License Code
Have worked a minimum of three races at Level C
Have worked at least once as a finish judge at a Provincial level race
Received the recommendation of the Provincial Chief Commissaire and the Officials Committee
Recommended time before requesting upgrade to level B: 1 year at Level C
Level A OCA Have a Level B License Code
Have worked a minimum of five races at Level B
Pass OCA Provincial A course exam
Assigned and evaluated as Chief at a Provincial level race for the purposes of qualifying for Level A
Demonstrated strong problem solving, communication and inter-personal skills
Received the recommendation of the Provincial Chief Commissaire and the Officials Committee
Recommended time before requesting upgrade to level A: 2 years at Level B
National CC Meet the requirements of CC for qualification
Receive the written recommendation of the OCA and the Provincial Chief Commissaire
Chief Commissaire at a minimum of 2 Provincial races
College member at minimum of 1 national event
Follow the national commissaire course
Pass a written, oral and practical exam
Recommended time before requesting consideration for National Course: 2 years or as per CC requirements
Elite National UCI Refer to the requirements of CC and the UCI
International UCI Refer to the requirements of CC and the UCI

Upgrading Process

Requests for upgrades must be submitted by e-mail to the Provincial Chief describing how the requirements have been met. The Provincial Chief will bring the recommendation forward to the Officials Committee for consideration and will notify the candidate of the result. The Provincial Chief may also recommend upgrades.

Forms & Literature

Commissaire Evaluation

Used by organizer to evaluate Chief Commissaire  Download : Updated October 22, 2015

Cyclo-Cross Worksheet

  Download : Updated October 22, 2015

Cyclo-Cross Worksheet – Large

  Download : Updated October 22, 2015

Expense Form – Off Road

Use this fillable form to pre-fill out and print your expenses for Off Road events  Download : Updated October 4, 2018

Expense Form – Road (fillable)

Use this xlsx form to pre-fill out and print your expenses.  Download : Updated October 22, 2015

Expense Form – Road (printable)

Download and print this form to complete at the event (fillable form also available).  Download : Updated October 22, 2015

Mileage Policy for Officials

Updated as of May 1st, 2016  Download : Updated May 3, 2016

Mobile Commissaire Race Summary Form

  Download : Updated October 22, 2015

OCA Commissaire Policy-2019

This is the general policy document governing the body of Commissaires in Ontario; includes sections on qualifications, progression, training, assignments, and governance.  Download : Updated November 21, 2019

Points Race – Worksheet

  Download : Updated December 6, 2019

Points Race Worksheet – Shaded

  Download : Updated December 6, 2019

Race Evaluation – E-mail form

Used by Chief Commissaire to evaluate event. This form can be e-mailed to the OCA.  Download : Updated October 22, 2015

Race Evaluation Form

Used by Chief Commissaire to evaluate event. Printable version for fax, drop-off or mail submission  Download : Updated October 22, 2015

Race Penalty Form

  Download : Updated October 22, 2015

Road Commissaire Worksheet

  Download : Updated October 22, 2015

Road Time Trial Worksheet

  Download : Updated December 6, 2019

Road-Criterium Scoring Sheet

  Download : Updated December 6, 2019

Sports Injury Form

Must be filled out and submitted to OCA office in full by Organizer and/ or Commissaire for all incidents at any sanctioned event. (One per individual involved).  Download : Updated April 13, 2020

Track Penalty Table

  Download : Updated February 2, 2016

Track Timing Worksheet (1KM)

  Download : Updated October 22, 2015

Track Timing Worksheet (4KM)

  Download : Updated October 22, 2015

Track Timing Worksheet (500m)

  Download : Updated October 22, 2015

Lightning Policy

  Download : Updated June 10, 2016