The International Technical Official (ITO) accreditation is a World Bowls accreditation which lasts five years. Applications for accreditation as ITO will be called for by World Bowls. The frequency of and locations for the assessments will be decided by World Bowls. When open, National Umpires can submit their application for an ITO accreditation to Bowls Australia (BA). BA will then submit this application to World Bowls to be assessed. For more information regarding the ITO accreditation process, please view the World Bowls Umpire Development document (page 53).
Applicants for the ITO position must meet the following qualifying criteria:
- Have actively officiated for a minimum period of three years. That is, have officiated annually in at least five events at any level for a combined total of at least thirty hours;
- Have officiated in at least two International/National/National Division (State/Region/District) events in the two years immediately prior to the date of application;
- Have officiated as a marker during the quarter-final, semi-final or final stages of at least two International/National/National Division (State/County/Province/Region) events in the two years immediately prior to the date of application.
Completed forms should be sent to:
Education & Training Coordinator
PO Box 52
Northcote, VIC 3070
Please email your scanned forms to Bowls Australia. Please note that documents must be scanned with original signatures. Typed signatures will not be accepted.