Technical Officials (TOs) are the judges of functional fitness. In order to become a TO for the International Functional Fitness Federation and be eligible to officiate at any iF3 sanctioned event, you must be at least an International Technical Official (ITO) Class I . There are two tracks to becoming an ITO Class 1. You will select a track based on the education pathway available for TO’s in your country.
If Your Country Has National Level Technical Official Education
If your country has a national TO education pathway, then you must achieve the highest level/ranking in your National TO education system before you can start on the ITO Class I pathway.
Once you have achieved the highest national ranking possible, your National Federation can recommend you for ITO Class I status.
Once you have been recommended for ITO Class I status by your National Federation, you are automatically provisionally accepted as an ITO Class I.
After provisional status has been granted, you will have 18 months to complete and pass the ITO Class 1 written test as well as the Practical Evaluation.
If Your Country Does Not Have National Level Technical Official Education
If your country does not have a national TO education pathway, you will start your journey to becoming an ITO Class 1 by taking the Technical Official Online Course IF:100.
Once you pass the course, you must apply to become an ITO Class I. You will not automatically be accepted the way those who have passed through the National Education are automatically provisionally accepted. Acceptance will be determined by looking at your experience, credentials, and performance on the IF:100 course.
However, if you are accepted you then must pass the ITO Class I written exam and practical evaluation
ITO Class II
International Technical Officials Class II will be specially trained to officiate for Youth athletes as well as Team competition. The pathway and educational course for ITO Class II’s will be available in late 2022.
ITO Class III
International Technical Officials Class III are specially trained to serve as Head TO’s, to evaluate other TO’s, and to address appeals. The pathway and educational course for ITO Class III’s will be available in early 2023.
Below is a list of Technical Officials that has passed the first level of TO training for the iF3. This means they are eligable for officiating at any iF3 event.