Step Two — Gaining your Officiating experiences

An official shadowing during an event

To become a licensed Official, a minimum of two practical competition experiences for the Assistant Officials’ qualification and four practical competition experiences are required to be achieved for the Level 1 Officials’ qualifications. These can be gained by working alongside, being supported, and being mentored by one of our wonderful and experienced volunteer technical Officials at the athletics meetings you attend.

These experiences can be gained up to 12 months prior to your course or after your course. This allows flexibility for all individuals and supports individuals to become a licensed Official as soon as possible.

  • For Field Officials – these experiences must cover horizontal jumps (Long or Triple Jump), vertical jumps (High Jump or Pole Vault), Long Throws (Discus or Javelin or Hammer) and Shot Put.
  • Starter Officials – four experiences required as a Starter AND four experiences as a Starter’s Assistant.

If you have attended your Officials’ course and require to complete your experiences, you can receive support from any of the below pathways to do so:

  • Competition Finder Tool – This is where you can identify events near you and the contact details for the event organiser.

Continue your journey

Go to step three of the Officiating journey