Have you ever looked at the referee at a race and thought "I could do that!" or thought that you might like to put something back into the sport that you enjoy. If you are a spectator or a competitor this could be for you. You may wish to be one of the highest level referees who officiate at elite and national championship races or you may just want to be the referee at your small club races. Either way the path starts at the same place.
Frequently asked questions
How do I become an official?
To become an official you need to attend a Triathlon England Local Technical Official course, for more information on the course please look here
How do I progress through the officiating levels?
To progress you need to meet the pre-requisites for attending the next course and then complete the required theoretical and practical elements. For an outline of the pre-requisites for progressing please click here
How can I find a course?
Who organises the courses?
The Local and Regional Technical Officials are organised by the Regional Programme Managers and they are the point of contact for these courses.
The National Techncial Official course is ran by British Triathlon and the Continental and International Technical Official courses are managed by the ITU.
What is covered in each of the courses?
How do I arrange my shadows?
Once you have submitted your knowledge tester and it has been confirmed that you have successfully passed it, you will be provided with the details of your Regional Official's Coordinator and you should liaise with them to arrange your practical training.
Contact the London Region Officials Coordinator.
What equipment will I receive?
At the Local Technical Official course you will receive a copy of the British Triathlon rule book which you will need to refer to at events.
Once you have successfully completed your knowledge tester you will receive the essential items for your role - your logbook, gilet, clipboard, lanyard and whistle, namebadge and a bag. When you return your logbook containing the evidence of your shadows you will then be sent your certificate and replacement name badge insert along with a cap and a bumbag.
Following your allocation to five events as the chief official you will also be sent a Triathlon England race official polo shirt and rain jacket.