Officials

Certification / Courses

COURSES OFFERED BY BIATHLON ALBERTA

Biathlon Alberta typically hosts one officiating course per year, based upon geographical need and the training status of officials in a particular area. Refer to the table below for a list of courses.

COURSE/LEVEL

LENGTH

TEST SCORE AND LENGTH

PRE-REQUISITES

INTENDED ROLE OR PURPOSE

ENTRY-LEVEL / BRONZE BADGE
8 hours class, or online
70% – 10 questions, or online modules.
At least 15 years of age
Working official, under supervision but may perform minor supervision
ADVANCED / SILVER BADGE
14 hours
90% – Open book homework test.

1 Year as Entry- Level with all 8 competencies completed. Biathlon Canada selects

Senior organizational positions: Officer, Supervisor.

LEADER / GOLD BADGE

22 hours
80% – 100 minutes plus case studies.

Minimum 2 years as an Advanced Official with at least 8 competitions and as supervisor at least once. Biathlon Canada selects.

All senior leadership positions: Chief, Officer, Supervisor, Divisional TD, National Referee.

SPECIALITY QUALIFICATIONS

 

INSTRUCTOR / WHITE BADGE

14 hours

Practical evaluation in class.

Access from Leader. Biathlon Canada selects

Instructor for officials courses (must be TD to instruct TD Course)

TECHNICAL DELEGATE / RED BADGE

14 hours

80% – 100 minutes and practical evaluation in class

Access from Leader after minimum one year. Biathlon Canada selects

National TD and Referee, senior organization position.

INTERNATIONAL (IBU) QUALIFICATIONS

INTERNATIONAL REFEREE (IR) / MULTI-COLOURED PIN

18 hours

80% – 120 minutes, 25 questions.

National Official for 4 years and must be nominated by Biathlon Canada

IR and Chief positions at IBU events

INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL DELEGATE (TD) / CLOTH BADGE

22 hours

80% – 120 minutes, 35 questions.

Access from IR, selection by IBU into TD Group

TD or IR at Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, and other IBU events

For more information:

Biathlon Canada – Officials

Alberta Sport Connection Grant Funding Programs for Officials

IBU Rules