Become an Official

Seasonal Notes

Officials Annual Meeting – May 2, 2023 7 pm via Zoom. You MUST be a registered official to attend this meeting. Agenda will be distributed with the meeting invitation.

Time Cards Due – It is once again that time of the year that you need to submit your time cards for upgrading consideration for the spring upgrading. DEADLINE for submission is March 20! Email notices have been sent to all new, level 1 and level 2 officials outlining criteria and where to submit your information. Those officials upgrading for level 3 and above have been individually notified.


Officials are the unsung heroes of our sport – any sport, really. To become an Official, the first step is to register and take courses. (See the blue bar above!) 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 you directly and go from there.

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