World Athletics Competition Rules 2022

2022 World Athletics Rulebooks are now available and FREE for active AO Officials to pick up from Brian Keaveney (AO Officials Chair) at most AO Championship events.
Additionally, the 2022 WA Rulebooks can be purchased online by inactive officials ($15) and others ($20) at:
If shipping is requested, please contact Brian at: [email protected] to make arrangements and determine shipping costs

Officials Beginner Courses

Looking to become an official? The courses below are some of the first steps to your officiating journey!


Rules & Regulations:

World Masters Athletics 

2020-2021 WMA RULES OF COMPETITION (as of November 20, 2020)

WPA Approved Amendments (as of January 2021)

International Para Committee

IPC-Athletics Rules & Regulations

AO Para Summit (October 3, 2021)

Athletics Canada 

Athletics Canada Competition Rules

Athletics Ontario

DRAFT as of December 13, 2022 – Athletics Ontario Procedures and Technical Rules for Ontario Provincial Championships

WPA Resource for Meet Directors & Officials


USports Track & Field Regulations


OUA Rules & Regulations


Playing Regulations

Technical Forms:

Track Events


Common Rules for Umpires in Reporting Infractions

Outdoor Lap Recording Form


Steeplechase Barriers and Start Lines

Team of Umpires Form

Track Template

Umpire Report

Wind Gauge Information Summary Sheet

Race Walk

Race Walk Judging Summary Sheet

Race Walk Judge’s Record

Race Walk Judge’s Red Card

Field Events

Wind Gauge Information Summary Sheet

Manuals/Training Guides:

EDM & Hytek Training Manual

Technical Management Guide Prov for Meet Directors

Athletics Canada Webinar Recaps:

Premier Partners

Secondary Partners