Become a National Technical Official

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National Technical Official Course

Places are now available for Triathlon Ireland's new National Technical Official course in December 2017.

The course will be held on Saturday December 2nd in the Conference Centre, National Sports Campus.

The National Technical Official (NTO) course provides the transition point from officiating domestically to officiating internationally. This is the first step on the ITU Officiating Pathway.



The transition from officiating at LTO level, where there may only be one Official, to officiating as part of a large team can be a daunting prospect. At Major Events, Technical Officials are assigned a specific role which is much more focused in scope. It is important to ensure that Officials wishing to progress to NTO have the tools, resources and confidence to carry out these duties.

The content of the NTO course is designed to enable Officials to progress from being part of the officiating team at a Triathlon Ireland Event to become the head official for one of these events. The course also covers the information required to be eligible to begin officiating as part of the technical team at ITU and ETU events.

The training for this level consists of:

  • Attending a full day course

  • An associated knowledge tester

  • Being part of the officiating team at an ITU or ETU event


Course Content

The content of the course is specific to providing Triathlon Ireland Technical Officials with the information and understanding needed to take the next step, both domestically and internationally and covers:

  • The ITU Competition Rules

  • Event Protocol

  • Roles at Events


Role Descriptor

Following the successful completion of both the theoretical and practical elements of the course candidates names are forwarded on to the ITU annually and following this submission Officials are invited to be part of the officiating team at an ITU or ETU event.  Providing this is successful Officials will be eligible to apply to act as a Self-Funded Technical Official at ITU and ETU events.




To attend the course candidates must:

  • Be over 18 years of age

  • Have been the Technical Delegate at a minimum of 6 events

  • Have fully completed the LTO/Triathlon Ireland Technical Official qualification plus CPD

  • Have been operating as a LTO/Triathlon Ireland Official for a minimum of two years

  • Have been proposed by their respective Region having fully satisfied the above criteria

Book Your Place

Places are on this course are limited!

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