Accreditation process;

1. Applicant fills in applicant information (Sections 1-9)
2. Applicant sends the filled in Word form to applicant federation in an email. No signing necessary. The applicant assures the accuracy by sending the filled in form to their National Federation.
3. National Federation fills in application information (Sections 9-11) and endorses the applicant by sending the word form in an email to IOF Office.
4. IOF Office and relevant IOF Rules Commission process the application.

Link to Form

Requirements to become an IOF Event Adviser

1. Be an active and experienced /discipline/ orienteer.
2. Have competed in /discipline/ orienteering in countries other than your own.
3. Have successfully controlled or played a major part in the organisation of a major national or international orienteering events in the last 3 years.
4. Be competent in the English language.
5. Have attended, and have been an active participant in, an IOF Event Advisers’ Clinic
6. Be familiar with IOF publications for respective discipline, FootO, MTBO, SkiO and TrailO;
– Competition Rules for /Discipline/ Orienteering Events
– International Specification for Orienteering Maps
– International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps
– International Specification for MTB Orienteering Maps
– International Specification for Ski Orienteering Maps
– IOF Control Descriptions


New process since 2018-10-01

All current Event Adviser accreditations, for all 4 disciplines, will be extended until 2020-12-31. From 2021 there will be a new accreditation-period of four years, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024.

  •  The accreditation period will be four years, and a review will be done in autumn 2020 for re-accreditation of all Event Advisers to 2021-2024.
  • Event Advisers can withdraw their licence when they want – please send an email with this request to 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 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.
  • Certificates will be visible in IOF Eventor during 2019.

Coming changes in 2019

IOF will during 2019 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,

Please use the below Accreditation Form when applying for your first Event Adviser license. License renewal is performed every odd year by submitting a Reaccreditation Form.

MTBO Event Adviser Accreditation Form 2015-2017

Event Adviser Reaccreditation Form

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