2020 Technical Official Courses

Becoming a technical official is a great way to be more involved in the triathlon community, be part of a team and learn more about our sport!

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The LTO course is the initial segment of the accredited Technical Official 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.

Since the ITU accreditation of our Technical Official programme in 2017, Irish officials have officiated at a number of International events including the ITU Grand Final, ETU Cups, ITU Worlds Series and ITU Mixed Relay events.  

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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, any 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 attendance through the Triathlon Ireland Programme Calendar. 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

  • 11/01/2020   Dublin
  • 18/01/2020  Derry
  • 25/01/2020  Athlone 
  • 25/01/2020  Cork City
  • 15/02/2020  Galway
  • 07/03/2020   Limerick

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