Advancing the sport of motorcycling

HOW TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL

In all cases you need to be nominated by your club to be trained. See your local Club Secretary. To go beyond Flag Marshal grade you must be a member of an affiliated Club.

New Officials:

  1. Get some 'on the job' training. Many will already have done some of this from doing roles at events and being on committee. This is done first so you have some idea of who does what at an event.
  2. Attend and pass a Seminar. 
  3. Get 'doing the job’ assessments, which you also need to pass. This means you need to run events (with your name and the assessors name on the permit) and be assessed to prove you meet all the requirements. 

Existing Officials moving up a Grade:

  1. Attend and pass a Seminar.
  2. Get 'doing the job’ assessments, which you also need to pass. This means you need to run events (with your name and the assessors name on the permit) and be assessed to prove you meet all the requirements.

Officials refreshing current Grade:

  1. Attend and pass a Seminar.
  2. Proof of running events at the Grade and Discipline (if applicable) you’re refreshing.

All assessments are to done by Qualified Grade 3 or 4 (for Grade 1 and 2) or Training Qualified Grade 4 (for Grade 3 and 4) Officials only. The Training Official must stand back and only record the Trainees actions. Stewards can only assess Stewards; CoCs can only assess CoCs. To progress each stage there must be two Assessments by two different Assessors. Assessments are not training! The Official being Assessed must run the event unassisted. Failing this is an assessment fail. (Consider Assessments like a driving test - you don’t get to pass if you fail the test. Nor does the instructor do it for you.) Completed Assessment sheets are to be sent to MNZ Office to be approved by the Officials Commissioner.

All Officials must have attended one MNZ Training Seminar every two years to maintain their grading.

All major Road Race events, including Street Circuits, there must be two stewards in attendance, one being a minimum of Grade 4 Street Race approved. Note: When a MNZ event is being held in conjunction with a MSNZ event. The MNZ section of the event must hold a MNZ permit and have their own Steward & Clerk of the Course, using this grading matrix.

In special cases exemptions can be applied for. This must be done in writing to the MNZ Office.

Click HERE to view the Officials Qualification Scheme