REC Foundation Volunteer Certifications

Event Partners and volunteers are the backbone of every REC Foundation event, and the REC Foundation is committed to providing resources to assist with event preparation. Our volunteer certification courses include interactive and engaging learning resources to ensure that you are prepared. After earning your certification, you can be confident in your ability to perform your role as an Event Partner or volunteer!

All training is self-paced, and can be completed on your schedule. Volunteer certification courses are currently housed in the REC Library.

Event Partner Certification Course

The Event Partner Certification Course prepares new Event Partners to host REC Foundation VEX IQ Robotics Competition (VIQRC), VEX V5 Robotics Competition (V5RC), VEX AI Robotics Competition (VAIRC) and/or VEX U Robotics Competition (VURC) events. Existing Event Partners who would like a refresher or additional event planning resources for hosting VIQRC, V5RC, VAIRC, or VURC events are also encouraged to complete the certification. 8.5 hours of PD credit.

VIQRC Head Referee Certification Course

The VIQRC Head Referee certification course is designed to teach volunteer VEX IQ Robotics Competition (VIQRC) referees the nuances of the VIQRC game rules and how VIQRC tournaments are run. Qualified and certified Head Referees help provide a consistent experience for participants within and across local, regional, national, and World Championship events. 4 hours of PD credit.

V5RC Head Referee Certification Course

The V5RC Head Referee certification course is designed to teach volunteer VEX V5 Robotics Competition (V5RC) referees the nuances of the VRC game rules and how V5RC tournaments are run. Qualified and certified Head Referees help provide a consistent experience for participants within and across local, regional, national, and World Championship events. 5.5 hours of PD credit.

VURC Head Referee Certification Course

The VURC Head Referee certification course is designed to teach volunteer VEX U Robotics Competition (VURC) referees the ways the VURC rules vary from the standard rule set. VURC Head Referees are required to pass this course in addition to the V5RC Head Referee certification course. 2.5 hours of PD credit.

Judge Advisor Certification Course

The Judge Advisor certification course is designed to teach volunteer Judge Advisors and Judges the procedures and resources needed to judge team interviews and engineering notebooks at a competition, and to determine winners of Judged awards. Judge Advisors and Judges help provide a consistent experience for participants within and across local, regional, national, and World Championship events. 4 hours of PD credit.

Coach Certification Course

The Coach Certification course (VIQRC Library / V5RC Library) prepares new coaches and mentors to form and guide student teams for the VEX IQ Robotics Competition (VIQRC) and VEX V5 Robotics Competition (V5RC) competitions. 8 hours of PD credit.

Additional Online Training and Certification Courses

  • VEX courses for educators: Designed for use by VEX educators across the VEX continuum
  • VIQRC Drive Team Training: Teaches VEX IQ Robotics Competition (VIQRC) team members the nuances of the VIQRC game rules and how VIQRC tournaments are run
  • VRC Drive Team Training: Teaches VEX V5 Robotics Competition (V5RC) team members the nuances of the V5RC game rules and how VRC tournaments are run