As advised last year the MSA annual request for PRC cards was sent out earlier this week.
This year’s request is to Examining grades across all disciplines, Flag marshals and a random percentage selected from all other grades. If you’ve not had a request then you don’t need to do anything.
If however you have been selected please scan and email or photocopy and post the relevant signatures to the MSA as requested. Don’t send your original PRC in the post!
In order to comply with the current grading scheme, you must attend a training day every two years and marshal on 4 days per year in your graded discipline to maintain your grade. The current PRC card allows you to collect these signatures on one page (at the back) making it easy to then submit to the MSA. If you are not upgrading you only need these minimum numbers recorded so you should have space for a few years of continuous dates.
For information – there are approx. 10,000 licensed marshals on the MSA database. Events/clubs are not required to send sign-on information to the MSA. The MSA registration card barcode currently is not active and therefore the MSA holds no information on what training or events you have attended. Hence the requirement to obtain signatures in your PRC.