Technical Officials

Level I 
The objective of the Level I course is to provide participants with the theoretical and practical training required to make them capable of officiating at national level competitions and at international competitions held within the country. The Level I course also identifies candidates for the position of NTO. Level I courses are organized by the Member Federation, however, for approved courses the IAAF will supply the necessary materials. Participants who successfully complete the course receive an IAAF Level I Officiating Certificate. Those participants whose examination marks meet the required standards are eligible to attend a Level II course.

Level II
The objective of the Level II course is to provide participants with the theoretical and practical training required to make them capable of officiating at international competitions up to the Area level. The Level II course also identifies candidates for the position of ATO. Participants who successfully complete the course receive an IAAF Level II Officiating Certificate. Those participants whose examination marks meet the required standards are eligible to attend a Level III course.

Level III
The objective of the Level III course is to provide participants with the theoretical and practical training required to make them capable of officiating at international competitions up to the highest level. Participants who successfully complete the course receive the IAAF Officiating Diploma and are placed on the IAAF ITO Panel making them eligible for appointment to ITO positions.

2 - RACE WALKING JUDGES EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION SYSTEM (RWJECS)

Level I
All TOECS Level I technical officials are entitled to officiate Race Walking Competitions at National Level.

Level II
The objective of the Level II course is to provide participants with the theoretical and practical training required to make them capable of officiating at international competitions up to Area level.

Level II courses are organized by the IAAF at its Regional Development Centers. The Level II course also identifies potential candidates for the position of Area Race Walking Judges ARWJ. Participants who successfully complete the course receive an IAAF Level II Race Walking Officiating Diploma.

Level III (IRWJ)
International Race Walking Judges (IRWJs) is an evaluation through which the top Race Walking Officials in the world are selected for appointment as IRWJs.
IRWJs are appointed by the IAAF to judge the major race walking competitions including the Race Walking World Cup, the World Championships and the Olympic Games. Every four years (in the second year following an Olympic Games, i.e. 2010 – 2014 etc.), the IAAF organize and conduct an IRWJ Evaluation. Participants who successfully complete the course are placed on the IRWJs Panel making them eligible for IRWJ position.