Technical Officials

TO Cards,


At the request of the Member Federations, the IWF issues Technical Official (TO) cards, Certificates of Duty and licences. A TO card and a Certificate of Duty must be used at international events. A Licence is valid for an Olympiad (4 years), up to the end of the Olympic year and is a condition for officiating.

A Member Federation can ask for promotion of a National Technical Official to an International Technical Official of Category 2 and an ITO of Category 2 can be promoted to Category 1 under the conditions fixed in IWF Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations Par. 7.3.

The MF has to organize a practical and theoretical exam for the applicant. The practical exam may be carried out at a national or international event except for the World Championships and the Olympic Games. The MF has to prove that the exam was successful by sending the test results to the IWF Secretariat. You can download the IWF TO Exam Questionnaires from the Download Centre of the IWF website.

Please send an official letter of your MF and the test results to Maria Cseresnyes, IWF Business Administration Manager by mail (maria.cseresnyes@nulliwfnet.net), she will check in the IWF registration if your request meets the IWF requirements or not.

A Certificate of Duty may be requested by a Member Federation. The holders of this card are eligible to assist at all international events in the following positions: Timekeeper, Competition Director, Competition Secretary, Speaker, Assistant Marshal, Doctor on Duty, unless the individual holds an IWF TO Card of category 1 or 2.


IWF TO Card (both of category one and two) USD 200
Renewal of a category 2 licence USD 100
Renewal of a category 1 USD 200
In case of losing a valid card the price of a replacement card is USD 150
Certificate of Duty USD 200
Renewal of the licence USD 50

To pay for the cards and licences you are requested to transfer the money to the

IWF bank account:
OTP, National Savings Bank
Nádor Str No. 6.
1055 Budapest,

Swift code: OTPVHUHB

IBAN Nr. (USD) HU06 1176 4056 2482 4019 0000 0000

(with simultaneous advice by mail to the IWF address)

We ask you to initiate payment only after the confirmation from the IWF. Please note that we cannot reimburse the fee in case you do not get the confirmation.



Technical Officials can order their Uniform following the IWF TO Uniform Guidelines.

How to order?

To order the IWF International Technical Official (ITO) Uniform Package please follow the instructions.

IWF Partner Manufacturer:

SASKA fashion studio – Budapest, Hungary (official supplier of IWF Secretariat/Staff uniforms)

1. Fill out the TO Uniform Size & Order Form for MEN or for LADIES

2. Send the Form by e-mail to: saskastudio@nullsaskafashion.hu or by fax: +36 1 355 1925

3. Payment against Invoice as per conditions agreed with SASKA fashion studio

4. No customs duty in EU countries!

Contact person: Ms. Ildiko Saska
Mobile: +36 30 365 8711