The CanoeKayak Canada Officials program is a structured progressive program involving three levels of Officials. The fourth and final accreditation is obtained through the International Canoe Federation. The program stresses integration of theory, practical and competency based assessment at all levels.
This manual is intended to standardize the requirements, duties and responsibilities at all levels of officiating in all Divisions within CanoeKayak Canada, to the extent possible. The intent is to build a team of proficient officials for all levels of competition. The manual will be maintained and distributed by the National Officials Committee (Officials Committee). Divisional Officials Coordinators (DOC) are appointed by their respective Divisions and act as the liaison between the Officials in the Division and the Officials Committee.