Information For Officials

Orienteering Canada’s Officials certification programs

Certification Requirements
Below is the form required to be maintained by each official to record their progress towards certification at each level and maintain active status. Once a new level is attained, this form is submitted to the Orienteering Canada Officials Committee at officialsATorienteeringDOTca to be recognized as a certified official in the national database. Each new official will receive an electronic certificate marking the accomplishment.

Orienteering Canada Official Certification Record info and form

Clinic Hosting Notification
Complete and submit the clinic hosting notification form to inform Orienteering Canada of any clinics being held.

Officials’ Program Manuals
Drafts of the updated officials program are now available

Orienteering 100

Orienteering 200

Orienteering 300

* Answer keys are available by request of the instructors. Contact Orienteering Canada

Tips for Course Planners

Check out our latest tips for course planners from Orienteering Canada’s technical Committee.


  • Orienteering Canada’s competition rules are available here.
  • The latest IOF rules are here.
  • A list of the pictorial control description symbols are here.


Information about Orienteering Canada’s insurance is here.

Course and class guidelines for championship events

The most up to date course & class guidelines are available on the “guidelines” page.

Canada Cup (formerly A meet) sanctioning request form

The sanctioning request form is available here. Please return this form to Orienteering Canada as many months prior to the event as possible, and at least 60 days before the event (sanctioning received less than 60 days before the event may not receive sanctioning.

Canadian and North American Championship Events – Approval and Liaison Process

Orienteering Canada has made some significant changes to the process of approval for hosting Canadian and North American Championship events.  The document is available here.

Assistance with Championship events

Orienteering Canada is compiling resources and best practices for organizing the COCs and NAOCs. These are in draft form. Please contact majorevents AT to get access to these materials.

Handy resources

Environmental impact

Are you looking for information about the environmental impact of orienteering. Do you have landowners asking for this information? Here are some links: