How to become an IOF SkiO Event Adviser?

Thank you for showing interest in one of the most important roles for international orienteering! Below you can find information about how to become an accredited event adviser and also how you maintain your accreditation.

Requirements to become an IOF Event Adviser

  • Be an active and experienced ski orienteer.
  • Have competed in ski orienteering in countries other than your own.
  • Have successfully controlled or played a major part in the organisation of a major national or international orienteering events in the last 3 years.
  • Be competent in the English language.
  • Have attended, and have been an active participant in, an IOF Event Advisers’ Clinic
  • Be familiar with IOF publications:
    • Competition Rules for Ski Orienteering Events
    • International Specification for Ski Orienteering Maps
    • IOF Control Descriptions

Accreditation process

  • Applicant fills in applicant information in the Accreditation form
  • Applicant sends the filled in Word form to applicant federation in an email. No signing necessary.
  • National Federation fills in application information and endorses the applicant by sending the word form in an email to IOF Office.
  • IOF Office and IOF Rules Commission process the application.

Event Adviser Accreditation form SkiO


New process since 2021-10-01

From 2021 there is an accreditation period of four years, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024.

  •  The accreditation period will be four years, and a review will be done in autumn 2024 for re-accreditation of all Event Advisers to 2025-2028.
  • Event Advisers can withdraw their licence when they want – please send an email with this request to [email protected] with Name, IOF ID and reason for withdrawal.
  • IOF Member Federations can withdraw support for an Event Adviser when they want – please send an email with this request to [email protected] with Name, IOF ID and reason for withdrawal
  • No certificates will be sent out. The Accredited Event advisers are visible on the lists on IOF Web page.

Coming changes

IOF are working to specify and implement changes in IOF Eventor to better support the Event Adviser management.
IOF Rules Commission will oversee the current process of keeping the Event Advisers and the Senior Event Advisers, continuously educated. Chair IOF Rules Commission, [email protected]