|Registration forms for all grades will be available at all the MSA Training Evenings listed elsewhere on this website. From 2 July 2002, they will also be available from the downloadable forms section of this website (see the home page), or on direct request from the MSA.
For fast-track entry at Grade 2 (the more experienced marshal), a marshal must:
(i) have completed an MSA Rally Marshal Registration Form and have had this form countersigned by a nominating club and ticked in the appropriate grade box to confirm prior attendance and satisfactory performance of duty as a marshal at a minimum of six rallies run under MSA permit; and
(ii) have attended a Training Seminar approved by the MSA for that purpose and have their MSA Registration Form stamped accordingly.
For fast-track entry at Grade 1 (specialist marshal) a marshal must:
(i) have completed an MSA Rally Marshal Registration Form and have had this form countersigned by a nominating club and ticked in the appropriate Grade box to confirm prior attendance and satisfactory performance of duty as a marshal at a minimum of eleven rallies run under MSA permit; and
(ii) be able to provide evidence of registration as Specialist Marshal on an MSA approved Training and Grading Scheme, or other supporting evidence that their level of current skill, experience and training is commensurate with the grade they are seeking. Typical admissible evidence is copy of current Regional Association Rally Marshals Scheme or British Rally Marshals Club registration card, or photocopy of appropriate set of regulations for an MSA-Pemitted rally showing the applicant as a named Stage Commander, Deputy Stage Commander, Stage Safety Officer or Sector Marshal; and
(iii) have attended a Training Seminar approved by the MSA for that purpose, and have the MSA Registration Form stamped accordingly
It should be noted that while three Grades of Rally Marshal are described in the scheme, there is in effect a higher grade as well – a virtual ‘Grade 0`, if you like – which is for MSA Licensed Officials appointments, such as the (current) International and National A Rally Clerks of Course, Stage Rally National B Clerks of Course and (soon) Event Safety Officers. These individuals will not be included on the Rally Marshals Register, as they will already be part of the MSA Licensed Officials scheme, and this mirrors the current practice with regard to Licensed Officials and Registered Marshals which has been running successfully for a number of years in circuit racing.
Ultimately, recruiting and basic training of the new or novice marshals is something to be done at club level as much as nationally, and resource materials (including script and video) will be made available for Regional Associations and Clubs from September 2002, so that MSA Training Instructors or Lead Instructors can stamp or sign individual registration cards accordingly.