Two VEX referees calculating scores at VEX Worlds.

REC Foundation Competition Certifications

Drive Team Member Certifications

This course is geared toward Drive Team Members, and is recommended for all Team members. If there is anything in the certification that is in disagreement with the Official Game Manual, the Official Game Manual should be followed.


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Drive Team Member
Certification Course

For all drive team members getting started with the new game.

Head Referee Certifications

All official events that qualify teams to a Championship event are required to have a certified head referee, however all referees are encouraged to use this certification course for training. If there is anything in the certification that is in disagreement with the Official Game Manual, the Official Game Manual should be followed.


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VIQC Rise Above
Head Referee
Certification Course

For all referees getting started with the new game. This course has age restrictions.

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Head Referee
Certification Course

For all referees getting started with the new game. This course has age restrictions.

Event Partner Certifications

This course is geared towards preparing new Event Partners for hosting REC Foundation VEX IQ Challenge (VIQC), VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) or VEX U events. Existing Event Partners that would like a refresher or additional event planning resources for hosting VIQC, VRC or VEX U events are encouraged to complete the certification.


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Event Partner
Certification Course

For all Event Partners getting started with hosting VIQC, VRC, or VEX U events. This course has age restrictions.

VRC/VIQC Judge Certification Course

All official events that qualify teams to a Championship event are required to have a certified judge advisor, however all judges are encouraged to use this certification course for training. If there is anything in the certification that is in disagreement with the Official Judge Guide, then the Official Judge Guide should be followed.


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VRC/VIQC Judge
Certification Course

For all Judges getting started with the judges manual and new game. This course has age restrictions.