Local Technical Official Course

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Triathlon Ireland is pleased to announce the introduction of our new Local Technical Official (LTO) course. The LTO course is the initial segment of the accredited Technical Officials education programme that matches the accreditation requirements to conform with the ITU Level 1 Technical Officials certificate programme.

Local Technical Official Course

The Local Technical Official course is the initial step on the ITU officiating pathway. The LTO qualification is aimed at any person who is interested in becoming a volunteer Technical Official and has been designed to provide attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to confidently officiate at Triathlon Ireland sanctioned events.  

After successful completion of the LTO day course, participants must complete an open book exam and shadow at six Triathlon Ireland sanctioned events (one event must be pool based and two multisport). Participants will be asked to complete an online TO report for each event and feedback will be provided.

The training is made up of:

  • A full day course

  • Open book MCQ

  • The completion of six shadows of qualified Officials

  • Completion and submission of event reports

Following the successful completion of the theoretical and practical elements, candidates will be eligible to officiate as Technical Delegates and Race Referees at TI events. Furthermore, successful LTOs will have the opportunity to complete the National Technical Official course to qualify as an ITU Level 1 Technical Official


To attend the LTO course candidates must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age

Cost of Courses

The course is free of charge.

Please note, all personal expenses relating to accommodation, travel and food are not eligible to be recuperated from Triathlon Ireland.

How to Register to Attend a Training Session

To register your attendance at any of these free training sessions, please register your details here. We would ask that you submit your interest no later than a week prior to the workshop you wish to attend, so that numbers can be confirmed with the venue.

Training Locations & Dates

Galway: Saturday 18th February 2017

  • NUI Galway

  • 9am - 5.00pm

Dublin: Saturday 4th March 2017

  • Irish Sports Campus

  • 9am - 5.00pm

Antrim: Saturday 11th March 2017

  • Commonwealth Games HQ Belfast

  • 9am - 5.00pm

Cork: Saturday 11th March 2017

  • University College Cork

  • 9am - 5.00pm

Please contact orla@triathlonireland.com if you have any questions regarding the course. ​