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It's time to renew your Marshal licence

 
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It's time to renew your Marshal licence
by SMMC Admin - Sunday, 22 August 2021, 9:04 PM
 

If you're registered with Motorsport UK as a Marshal, you will soon receive an invitation from them to renew your licence. It takes less than 5 minutes to renew online.

If you're registered with Motorsport UK as a Marshal, you will soon receive an invitation from them to renew your licence. It takes less than 5 minutes to renew online.

You will be aware that Motorsport UK are currently undertaking a review of the marshals’ development pathway with the aim of increasing participation across all disciplines, improving accessibility for new volunteers, and helping our existing marshals to develop their skills. Over the next 12 months, they will be asking your opinion on some key topics.


Enabling participation across all disciplines of the sport

If you previously held an Accredited Rally & Cross-Country Marshal grade, upon renewal you will be issued a ‘Registered Marshal (Accredited)’ grade, allowing you to volunteer for all disciplines within motorsport.

If you had a discipline-specific Trainee Marshal grade (eg. Trainee Race Marshal), upon renewal you will be issued a ‘Registered Marshal’ grade. Similarly, this allows you to volunteer for any discipline of the sport, however to marshal on Stage Rallies unsupervised you will need to undertake the Rally Marshal Accreditation Course which is accessible through the Motorsport UK Learning Hub.

Your grade will automatically be updated on renewal – you don’t need to take any action.


Please check that your contact details are up to date

It's important that your contact details are up to date to ensure your new registration card reaches you. Updates to contact information can be completed via the online renewal service at  https://members.motorsportuk.org/


Hold more than one grade?

If you hold more than one Trainee grade, for example Trainee Race Marshal and Trainee Speed Marshal, your card will simply state “Registered Marshal”.

If you hold a higher grade in a specific discipline, for example Race Post Chief and Trainee Speed Marshal, your new card will display ‘Race Post Chief and Registered Marshal’.


I have been marshalling for years and have never registered with Motorsport UK – are you saying that I must now register?

Registration is not mandatory. However, to ensure that you receive the appropriate support and training for your role, as well as enhanced Personal Accident Insurance and access to the Member Benefits programme, we would strongly recommend that all Marshals are registered.


If you have any queries...

Here is a list of frequently asked questions about the marshals' registration process.