Your Requirements

At all times, you should protect yourself against an inadvertent violation:

  • Check all medications and products before taking them to ensure they do not contain banned ingredients.
  • Do not take supplements and if you do, minimize your risk.
  • Always comply with testing requests when you are notified for doping control.
  • Use the chart below to determine what kind of athlete you are for the purposes of anti-doping, and know what responsibilities you have as a result, including whereabouts and medical exemption requirements.


Athletes who: Are called: How do I know? What do I need to do?
Are included in their International Federation’s (IF) Registered Testing Pool (RTP) IF-RTP athletes Check with your IF (see WADA’s list of IFs) Submit whereabouts Apply for TUE if necessary
Meet their International Federation’s (IF) criteria for an international-level athlete and/or compete in any major games event, but are not included in the IF Registered Testing Pool International-level athletes If you are competing outside Canada in the near future Apply for TUE if necessary
Are in the CCES Registered Testing Pool (RTP) N-RTP athletes Check the CCES RTP Submit whereabouts Apply for TUE if necessary
Are in the CCES National Athlete Pool (NAP) NAP athletes Check with your NSO Apply for TUE if necessary
Are not in a Registered Testing Pool, and compete only in Canada (e.g., junior football, CIS, CCAA, Canada Games) Domestic athletes or student-athletes If none of the above No specific requirements in advance of doping control