Become a National Technichal Official

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Places are now available for Triathlon Ireland's National Technical Official course in December 2018. This is the second year of the new course, with 13 officials completing the course in 2017.

Irish officials who completed last years course officiated at the following International events:

  • 2018 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships
  • 2018 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup
  • 2018 Lausanne ITU Triathlon World Cup
  • 2018 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Nottingham
  • 2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
  • 2018 Alanya ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup
  • 2018 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships

This free course will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 15th and 16th, in the Conference Centre, National Sports Campus. Saturday, 15th December will be a full day, Sunday will be a half day.

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.

Technical Officials 2018


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 focussed 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 1.5 day course
  • An associated knowledge tester
  • Being part of the officiating team at an ITU or ETU event


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

Technical Official


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


Places are on this course are limited!