An entry level officials course is being organized at Sovereign Nordic Club on November 16, 2019.

This one-day course will cover the basic rules of biathlon, and give you hands-on, practical experience in the various areas of the field of play: range, course, penalty loop, timing and stadium.

This course is recommended for anyone who has volunteered or is interested in volunteering at a biathlon competition. Upon completion of this course you will be certified as an entry-level official.

Online registration is mandatory and is open until 23:59 on November 10th, to ensure that course materials will be delivered in time for the course.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact

Course Details

Facilitator: Clayton Whitman

Date and Time: November 16, 2019 from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Race Office, Vernon BC

Cost: $50 (Zone4 fee will be covered for registrations completed before Oct 5th)


What to bring: the course will feature classroom and practical exercises. Part of the course will be outdoors so please bring clothing appropriate for the conditions. Participants should bring a lunch. Light refreshments will be available. A microwave, fridge and sink is available for use.

For information about this course and where it fits along the officials development pathway, visit Biathlon Canada’s officials webpage.


  1. All Canadian registrants must be members of Biathlon Canada. Registration can be completed here:
  2. Out of country registrants must be members in good standing with the biathlon governing bodies in their home countries
  3. All registrants must be 14 years or older
  4. Electronic course materials will be provided. A laptop or print-out should be brought to the course
  5. Please bring a pen and paper