The CADF Doping Control Officers (DCOs) are trained in compliance with the UCI Testing and Investigations Regulations (TIR) and WADA International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI).
The CADF organizes a 2-day seminar every 2 years with all its DCOs in order to conduct an in-depth discussion about the UCI anti-doping regulations and the CADF anti-doping procedures. DCOs are trained in their role and informed about their obligations through theoretical and practical sessions. At the end of the seminar, they have to pass a final exam to validate their accreditation. Seminars are also a great opportunity for DCOs to share experiences and thoughts.
New DCOs who join the CADF receive extensive training as part of their accreditation process. However, the training process is specifically adapted and includes more features. Indeed, although new DCOs are experienced in other sports, they need to be trained about the specificities of cycling. One key point of the CADF training program is that new DCOs are also supervised by an experienced DCO during the first missions they are assigned to.