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Regional Technical Official Course - Loughborough

Course Details

Course Dates


Entry Closed

Course entries open 01/10/2019 3:00pm and close 25/03/2020 12:00pm

Course Information

The Regional Technical Officials (RTO) course is designed to build on the experience gained as an LTO and further develop Officials.



The RTO course is the next step on the officiating pathway and builds upon the skills and knowledge gained during the course of training and operating as an LTO, and further develops these whilst adding to them. For 2020 one RTO course will be held in England, at the British Triathlon offices in Loughborough. 


The training consists of:

  • A half day course
  • An associated knowledge tester
  • The completion of two shadows of qualified Officials at two open water events

View a full overview of the qualification process please here


Course Content

The course recaps the content from the LTO course to familiarise candidates and covers supervising other Officials in more depth and introduces:

  • Officiating at Open Water Events
  • Crisis Management and Contingency Planning
  • Supervising Other Technical Officials


Role Descriptor

Following the successful completion of the theoretical and practical elements candidates will be eligible to officiate as the Chief Official at open water events and be part of the officiating team at British Triathlon and Home Nation Association Major Events.



To attend the course candidates must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Have fully completed the LTO qualification
  • Have been the Chief Official at a minimum of two events, or assisted at a minimum of four events, since qualifying as an LTO

You must discuss with your Regional Officials Coordinator your intention to attend the RTO course before submitting your application.



As volunteers, qualified Regional Technical Officials are entitled to receive reimbursement for expenses incurred for attending events, which are claimed directly from the Event Organiser. The British Triathlon Officials Expenses Policy can be found in the Officiating Resources section.

Course Venue

British Triathlon, Michael Pearson East, 1 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

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