Officials' Certification Pathway

Provincial Category 4 Technical Official

  • Be a current OWA member.

  • Job shadow a CWFHC Category 3 (or higher) TO at a competition and/or attend an Officiating Clinic conducted by an IWF Category 1 or 2 TO.

  • Pass the 60 question theory exam conducted by an OWA Category 4 (or higher) TO. The passing grade is 75%.

  • Referee 65 lifts while being adjudicated by a CWFHC Category 3 (or higher) TO. The 65 lifts must be done within one competition and must consist of the weigh-in.

  • Participate at a weigh-in for one session.

  • Act in the following roles for one session: Technical Controller, timekeeper and scorekeeper.

OWA Category 4 TO adjudication may be arranged with the OWA VP Technical or assigned designate at either a club, interclub or open competition. Upon successful completion of the above, the OWA VP Technical or assigned designate ensures the OWA TO database is updated with relevant TO information: name, contact information, category, date received.

CWFHC National Category 3 Technical Official

  • Be a current OWA Member.

  • Be active as a Category 4 TO for at least one year.

  • Attend an Officiating Clinic conducted by an IWF Category 1 or 2 TO (optional).

  • Pass the CWFHC Technical Official Examination conducted by a Category 3 (or higher) TO. The passing grade is 85%

  • Referee at least 100 lifts while being adjudicated at an OWA-sanctioned open or National level competition by a Jury consisting of IWF Category 1 and/or 2 TOs (the lifts must be done within one competition and must consist of the weigh-in; passing grade is 85%)

  • Referee at least 6 OWA-sanctioned open competitions (may include one inter-club meet but does not include club meets)

  • Act as a Technical Controller and Speaker or Marshal for at least 3 OWA-sanctioned open competitions.

CWFHC Category 3 TO adjudication may be arranged with the OWA VP Technical or assigned designate at either a provincial or national competition. Upon successful completion of the above, the OWA VP Technical or assigned designate ensures the OWA TO database is updated with relevant TO information: name, contact information, category, date received and submitted to the CWFHC VP Technical.

IWF Category 2 Technical Official - International

  • Be a current OWA member.

  • Nationally active TO for at least 5 years, as required by the IWF

  • Submit an application to the CWFHC VP Technical via the OWA VP Technical to take the IWF Category 2 TO examination at a National level competition

  • Pass the IWF Category 2 Technical Official exam (both practical and theory) as required and noted in the 2013-2016 IWF Technical and Competition Rules and Regulations

Upon successful completion of the above the applicant provides the required payment for both the IWF Category 2 TO licence and new IWF card to the OWA VP Technical. The relevant fees are noted every quadrennial in the IWF Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations handbook. The OWA will forward the payment to the IWF via the CWFHC VP Technical or authorized designate and send the IWF TO card to the applicant.

IWF Category 1 Technical Official - International

  • Be a current OWA member

  • Active as an IWF Category 2 TO for at least 2 years, as required by the IWF

  • Submit an application to the CWFHC VP Technical via the OWA VP Technical to take the IWF Category 1 TO examination at a National level competition

  • Pass the IWF Category 1 Technical Official exam (both practical and theory) as required and noted in the 2013-2016 IWF Technical and Competition Rules and Regulation

Upon successful completion of the above, the applicant provides the required payment for the IWF Category 1 TO licence to the OWA VP Technical. The relevant fee is noted every quadrennial in the IWF Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations handbook. The OWA will forward the payment to the IWF via the CWFHC VP Technical or authorized designate and send the IWF TO licence to the applicant.

 

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Category 4
Technical Officials
Examination

2019

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Category 4 
Technical Officials Examination
Answer Sheet

2019

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Category 3 Technical Officials Examination

2019

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Category 3 Technical Officials Examination
Answer Sheet

2019