Effective October 1, 2015 all tournament organizers will be required to submit a list of officials who worked their event.

We ask that the division submit the list of officials when the classification report is sent to the National Offices. All officials are required to be background screened for USA Fencing sanctioned events.

If a non-screened official is used, the tournament organizer will receive a warning letter. On the second offense, the tournament organizer will not be allowed to host a sanctioned event for a period of six (6) months. On the third offense, the tournament organizer will be referred to the Board of Directors for investigation and potential disciplinary action.

The requirement does not include self-directed events or apply to individuals who are under the age of 18.