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of the Course


The Clerk of the Course has overall responsibility for the general conduct and control of an event in accordance with the Regulations, Programme and Organising Permit. As such, they act as the sport’s first judicial body, having the power to impose penalties in accordance with the regulations.

The Clerk of the Course may be nominated by the organisers of the event to the requirements of the MSA, who may require certain Clerks of the Course to be licenced Officials.

As a Senior Official, the Clerk of the Course must be at least 18 years of age. They liaise closely with the Stewards throughout the event to ensure its safe running.


The training for an MSA Clerk of the Course is conducted via a modular training programme, during which time they are classed as a Probationary Clerk.

Once the modular training programme has been completed they will undergo and pass an assessment before a full Clerks licence is granted. 

Getting started

For more information on how to become an MSA Clerk of the Course please email training@msauk.org.

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