Chief referees can grant access to other referees at a race. By doing so, other referees may be given access to the Referee app and Timer app.

Account Levels

The different levels of permissions offer different levels of access to a race.

  • Chief Referee – May use Referee app or Timer app. May grant permissions for referees to access a race. Additional tools will become available to chief referees in the future.
  • Referee – May use the Referee app or Timer app.
  • Timer – May use the Timer app.


To grant someone access to the race:

  1. Log into the Referee app
  2. Choose the correct race
  3. Click the Add User icon on the right side of the appropriate section to add an account. A dialog box appears offering a list of accounts
  4. Type the first name, last name, or email address of the person from whom you would like to grant access to the race.
    Add Permission
  5. Click OK
  6. Ask the user to refresh the web page on their own tablet or computer to see the new level of access.

Important!!! When granting an account access to the race, make sure you are giving the correct person access to the race. Anyone may choose any name they want, so verify that the email address is the correct email address of the user you would like to grant access. Also, we encourage referees to get their accounts badged so that it is easier to discern official USRowing Referee accounts from other accounts. The badge appears on the users account and looks like this:


Pro Tip 1: We encourage all races using the Timer tablet application to create a single account with Timer level access to the race so that the account name and password may be given easily to all timers.

Pro Tip 2: Sometimes races will also create a Referee level account so that personnel from the LOC may help with the timing verification and launch duties.