Become an Official


Officials are the unsung heroes of our sport – any sport, really. To become an Official, you’ need to register and take courses. Regularly, our Athletics Alberta Officials Committee reviews who has registered in our province and which course(s) they have taken. Once you have registered and/or taken the introductory course(s), they will be in touch with Officials directly.

Upgrading Documentation

If you have any questions about the upgrading process, please contact .

For officials upgrading to level 1 you need 6 credits, with one credit in each event group (Horizontal jumps, Throws, Track, Vertical jumps)

For officials upgrading to level 2, you need 12 credits with 2 credits in each event group AND a mentor report And a in person clinic or the online clinic. You can submit for levels 1 and 2 if you have at least 18 credits and have completed one year of service.

For level 3 and above, you need to submit your card and all relevant evaluation reports and exams.

Athletics Alberta Officials’ Newsletter

Officials’ Sub-Committee

World Athletics Rules

National Officials’ Committee