Anti-Doping in Competition Sport

The UIAA abides by the World Anti-Doping (WADA) standard for testing and testing procedures. Athletes participating in UIAA approved competitions, and other competitions run by UIAA member associations, are responsible for complying with the World Anti-Doping Code (“the Code”) and all relevant International Standards. All athletes have a right to enjoy competitions that are properly organised under rules that aim to ensure fairness and prevent doping.

Member associations are responsible for complying with the Code and the UIAA Anti-Doping Policy and Procedure. Member associations will make agreements in writing with athletes that confirms the athletes’ support for the Anti-Doping Policy and Procedure and the other UIAA rules and regulations.

All athletes affiliated with a national federation shall be subject to in-competition testing by the UIAA, the athlete’s national federation, and any other Anti-Doping Organisation responsible for testing at a competition or event in which they participate. All athletes affiliated with a national federation shall also be subject to out-of-competition testing at any time or place, with or without advance notice, by the UIAA, WADA, the athlete’s national federation, the national anti-doping organisation of any country where the athlete is present.

Since the beginning of 2016/2017 season, the UIAA launched its anti-doping online education programme for ice climbers and skyrunners. As of 2022/23, this programme will became the norm as part of WADA compliance. The UIAA was one of the first federations to successfully implement the programme across both ice climbing and skyrunning competitions. As well as supporting UIAA-sanctioned events, the UIAA Anti-Doping Commission performs a similar function for the International Skyrunning Federation.

All athletes competing in the upcoming UIAA Ice Climbing season must pass the test and obtain a certificate.

Although this education is only mandatory for UIAA licensed athletes, the UIAA hopes it can be useful to anyone interested in finding more information about fighting anti-doping.

Before you start your journey through our course, please take a careful look at the step-by-step guidelines here.

To  successfully pass the course and obtain a certificate, applicants need 11 right answers out of 20 questions in total. If you do not succeed the first time, you will have other chance(s) to complete the course.


Please refer to the following pages for more information about the UIAA’s commitment to clean climbing.


Anti-Doping and
Online Education


Anti-Doping and Clean Climbing