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Posted by Equestrian Australia on 15/04/2021.

FEI Officials Update - Officiating Requirements Group B

New Virtual Maintenance Programme Courses for Group B Officials

In light of the challenges for FEI Group B Officials to attend in-person Maintenance Courses as a result of Covid-19, the FEI Board have agreed to maintain the requirement for an existing in-person Maintenance Course and to provide an “Emergency Virtual Maintenance Programme” as a second option.

Group B Officials will now have two options to choose from:

  • Option 1: In-person Maintenance Course – choice by default
  • Option 2: Emergency Virtual Maintenance Programme – on request & sign-up

In May, all Group B Officials will receive an email from the FEI to advise on how to proceed and select their preferred option with a deadline to reply of 1 June 2021. National Federations will be kept updated on the relevant timelines and next steps in the coming weeks.

From 2022 onwards, all FEI Officials will be required to pass an annual CES Online Assessment, and to attend at least one in-person or virtual maintenance course every three years.

For more information on FEI officiating requirements, please refer to the FEI Competency-Based Evaluation System (CES) section on

If you have any questions please contact Amy McGregor at EA [email protected] 

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