Recognized by the National Hockey League (NHL), the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) is the most highly regarded professional designation for ice rink operations professionals in North America.

The CIT professional designation is offered by the United States Ice Rink Association to it's members in the United States through an exclusive licensing agreement with the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA).



To become a CIT with the United States Ice Rink Association, an individual must meet the following criteria:


- Successfully complete the BAR, IMEO and IMPT courses with the United States Ice Rink Association (100% attendance & pass exams)

- Be a current member (Individual, Facility or Vendor) of the United States Ice Rink Association
        
Note: Only those members that live and work in the United States are eligible to achieve the CIT professional designation through the United States Ice Rink Association.

CIT professional designation maintenance criteria:


- CIT's must maintain an annual membership (Individual, Facility or Vendor) with the United States Ice Rink Association to keep their professional designation valid.

- CIT's are required to complete and pass a recertification exam every five years from the year their professional designation was originally achieved.

- Effective January 2023, any CIT that has allowed their certification to lapse more than 5 years will no longer be eligible to take the recertification exam and would need to repeat all three courses.

For more information, contact John Monteleone - Director, Education (719) 538-1514 or [email protected]

Course Requirements:
Basic Arena Refrigeration (BAR)
Ice Making & Painting Technologies (IMPT)
Ice Maintenance & Equipment Operation (IMEO)


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