RSA Roller Skating Achievement Program
RSA Roller Skating
Achievement Tests, originally called the RSROA Proficiency Tests, were
established in 1939 to provide incentives for skaters to increase their
skating skills without the pressure of competition. These tests offer
skaters attainable goals. Winning a test award is something of which to
be proud and encourages skaters to advance further in developing their
roller skating skills.
There is a separate sequence of tests for each of the twelve skating categories: American
Team Dance, American Solo Dance, International Team Dance,
International Solo Dance, Circle Figures, Loop Figures, Freestyle
Skating, In-Line Freestyle Skating, Roller Hockey, Quad Speed Skating,
In-line Speed Skating, plus a beginners test called the Super Skater
. Each sequence includes beginner tests in which skaters earn
Bronze lapel pins, traditionally referred to as “medals.” These skaters
may then advance to the intermediate tests, earning Silver lapel pins;
then on to the advanced tests, earning Gold lapel pins. After all the
pins in a series have been earned, the skater may take a final test for
the Gold Medal in the category. The final Gold Medal in each category
is an Olympic style medallion engraved with the winner’s name and year
in which the test was passed. The medals are finely crafted and strung
on a ribbon which can be worn with pride by any skater.
How to take an RSA Achievement TestWho can take an Achievement Test?
Roller Skating Achievement Tests may be taken by anyone without regard
to their status as a recreational skater, amateur skater, professional
instructor, rink operator, or official. There are no membership
requirements or restrictions. Skaters need not be members of the Roller
Skating Associations, the United States Amateur Roller Sports (USARS)
or any other national organization, local group or club. The USARS has
authorized that Achievement Tests may be skated by an amateur with
another amateur or professional without violating the Rules of Amateur
Status. An Achievement Test Center does not require a USARS sanction.
There are no age restrictions for taking these tests.Where can you take an RSA Achievement test?
Tests may be skated only at RSA member roller skating centers unless
advance written permission is granted by the RSA President or Executive
Director and the SRSTA Chair to conduct an Achievement Test at another
site. All skater tests forms must be signed by an RSA member Judge except
for the Super Skater class tests. This is to verify the technical
aspects of the test are skated. Forms should be verified and submitted by the Achievement Test Center Director along with fees collected.How to arrange to take an Achievement Test
most cases, Achievement Tests are given during a specially organized
test center. The skating center operator, teacher, coach, or judges
panel chairman will establish a time for the test center. This person,
called the test center director, will make the necessary arrangements
which include scheduling of the tests, contacting and confirming all of
the judges and officials, preparing the test forms and applications,
collecting the appropriate fees from each skater and sending the
original applications and necessary forms to the RSA National Office
within 10 days of the test center. All the necessary applications and
forms are available from
the RSA National Office upon request. Please note that the test center
is held through the courtesy of the rink operator. Please show every
consideration in arranging the test center by beginning and ending on
Skaters who have successfully completed their tests will be
awarded Achievement Test pins. The pins are sent in care of the
skater's home rink (the rink where they took their classes or lessons)
or to the rink where the test center was conducted. Should a skater
fail a test the fees are forfeited; and, the full test fee must be paid
again to re-skate the test. A skater who fails a test must wait at
least 30 days before retaking the test except for the Gold Medal tests.
A skater who fails a Gold Medal Test is not required to wait 30 days to
retake that test, but the re-skate cannot be taken at the same Gold
Medal test center.
RSA Achievement Program Booklets
These Program Booklets have test requirements, Judge commissions requirements, test fees, and other pertinent information to reference for the RSA Achievement Programs.
Download the Achievement Program Booklet
Achievement Test Fees
Use the Achievement Test Fees Chart to determine fees associated with the Test Program.
Download the Achievement Test Fees Chart
Achievement Program Forms
Download the most current Achievement Program Forms here:
Quick Guides to explain the new Test Forms:
Gold Medal Test Information and Forms: