ITU is proud to announce that National Federations in Korea, Netherlands and Ireland will have their Technical Officials’ Education programme (ATOEP) accredited. With the three new additions, 12 National Federations are included in the programme, which reinforces one of ITU’s biggest aims - to continue improving the education of our officials in order to deliver top-notch events worldwide.
ITU’s ATOEP targets developed National Federations with an existing Technical Officials education programme, and provides the opportunity for these NFs to have their existing program accredited. This programme is part of ITU’s continued efforts to improve the pathway for TO development, which helps grow and maintain ITU’s global Technical Official database.
Once a National Federation is accredited, the NF need only inform ITU about the NTO courses they have offered with the place, date, programme and facilitator(s). At the end of each calendar year, these NFs can submit a list to ITU with all new NTOs who have fulfilled all necessary requirements, including officiating in an ITU event.
ITU’s Sport Department will then include these Technical Officials in the ITU Technical Officials’ database after it is approved by the ITU Technical Committee at the start of the next calendar year.
Ireland, Netherlands and Korea join the list of accredited countries, which already included Japan, Austria, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, Spain, Australia and Canada.