How do I become an official?

There are several levels of bobsleigh officials, each with their own set of requirements, reposibilities and privileges.
Provincial Level

  • Must be a member in good standing of a Bobsleigh Club or Provincial Association
  • Attend an officials clinic - (held every October)
  • Complete a written test on the F.I.B.T. rules and receive 80%
  • Work as an official in the start and finish areas for a minimum of two years and work at least five races prior to upgrading.

National “B” Level:

  • Must be a member in good standing of a Provincial Association
  • Complete an oral exam on the F.I.B.T. rules with a minimum of 90%. (National “B” exams are given in October/November of each year)
  • Work as an official in the start and finish areas for a minimum of two years and work at least five races prior to upgrading.
  • Work as a Jury Member or Race Director on at least two races prior to upgrading.

National “A” Level

  • Must be a member in good standing of a Provincial Association
  • Complete an oral exam on the F.I.B.T. rules with a minimum of 90%. (National “A” exams are given in October/November of each year)
  • To upgrade to F.I.B.T. International Judge your National Sport Governing Body must recommend you. You will have to have worked for a minimum of two years as a National “A” official.

For more information on becoming an official:
Email: slide@albertabobsleigh.ca