Resources & Information for TO Certifications

There are 5 levels of Technical Officials in Olympic Weightlifting, TO4, TO3, TO2, TO1 and C.  Some of the benefits that come along with Officials certification are:

  1. Completing your Technical Official Level 4 (TO4) Certification is just the beginning! Check our upcoming events for the next Level 4 official course.
  2. The second level of officiating is the Canadian Weightlifting Federation Haltérophile Canadienne (CWFHC) National Level 3 Technical Official (TO3). In addition to the above competitions, CWFHC Level 3 TOs may officiate at all levels of national competitions.
  3. The third level of officiating is the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Category 2 Technical Official (TO2). In addition to the above competitions, an IWF Category 2 TO may officiate at all levels of international Events, excluding Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games, World Championships and Universiades.
  4. The fourth and most prestigious level of officiating is the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Category 1 Technical Official (TO1). In addition to the above competitions, an IWF Category 1 TO may officiate at all levels of international Events, including Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games, World Championships and Universiades.
  5. The newly established International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Certificate of Duty (C) makes up the fifth category of officiating. The IWF Certificate of Duty TO is eligible to assist in all levels of international Events, including Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games, World Championships and Universiades; except in positions where an IWF Category 1 or 2 TO is required according to IWF Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations. (This is an exceptional category and distributed at the discretion of the IWF.)
Upcoming Events

BC Weightlifting Association hosts multiple events each year for athletes, coaches and officials. Please refer to the list below for more information on upcoming workshops, sanctioned competitions, club events and courses.

Jan
23 - 24
A&R Memorial Online Qualifier
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Competition Results

Check out the latest results from our Junior, Senior and Masters Olympic Weightlifting Competitions!

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