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Officiating Pathway

The officiating pathway consists of five levels and is linked between British Triathlon and World Triathlon. The pathway enables Technical Officials to progress the level of event they are eligible to officiate at, both as the Chief or Assistant Technical Official.

Training Technical Officials to be confident in their role and displaying consistency across the country is essential to support the development of triathlon. Many of our Officials have started out as event marshals, only to continue their volunteering journey by taking up officiating.

The Technical Officials Education Programme aims to develop a team of highly competent Officials across the country to support the ever increasing number of events being held.  The programme provides a clear and equitable pathway for progression, with courses being organised across the country designed to develop high quality Officials and proactively encouraging the education of competitors rather than penalising them, especially at novice events.

In total there are five officiating levels as outlined below:

The British Triathlon training courses have been accredited by World Triathlon.  As the officiating programme aligns with the World Triathlon officiating programme, there is a clear pathway which provides Technical Officials with the opportunity to progress from domestic to international officiating and being part of the officiating team at World Triathlon and Europe Triathlon events.

View an overview of the officiating levels and progression pathway here.

Sitting alongside the officiating pathway, British Triathlon Motorcycle Officials follow a learning programme developed in association with the National Escort Group (NEG) to ensure they have the skills relevant to the role.

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