National Technical Officials
The National Technical Official (NTO) course provides the transition point from officiating domestically to officating internationally.
The content of the NTO course is designed to enable officials to progress from being part of the officiating team at a British Triathlon or Triathlon England Major Event to become the Chief 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 a British Triathlon or Triathlon England Major Event
- OPTIONAL: being part of the officiating team at an ITU or ETU event
For a full overview of the qualification process please click here.
The NTO course is organised by British Triathlon.
The content of the course is specific to providing British 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
Following the successful completion of both the theoretical and practical elements of the course candidates will be eligible to act as the chief official for British Triathlon and Triathlon England Major Events.
Candidate 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 official at ITU and ETU events.
To attend the course candidates must:
- be over 18 years of age
- hold a Home Nation Association membership, of associate level or higher
- have fully completed the RTO qualification
- have been operating as a RTO for a minimum of two years
- have been the chief official at a minimum of 6 events and have been part of the officiating team at a minimum of four British Triathlon or Triathlon England Major Events