Para-athletics is one of the Paralympic Games events which is governed by the World Para Athletics (WPA). Officials in para-athletics competitions have responsibilities to ensure the competition is run fairly and within the rules. In this respect, International Technical Officials (ITO) in WPA sanctioned events face a set of unique challenges.
WORLD PARA ATHLETICS TECHNICAL OFFICIALS PATHWAY
The World Para Athletics Technical Official (TO) pathway includes the following courses:
- IPC Introduction to Para Sports Online Course
- WPA Level 1 TO Online Course
- WPA Level 2 TO Course
- WPA Level 3 TO Course
Each course is designed to help strengthen knowledge in Para-athletics technical officiating. Successfully completing each course will allow officials to continue along the pathway to being selected as a World Para Athletics International Technical Official (ITO).
The PAS welcomes any potential individuals interested to be TO or ITO. As the initiative parallels PAS strategic development, potential individuals may be awarded technical training sponsorship or scholarship subject to PAS terms and conditions.