FEI Competency-based Evaluation System (CES)

Welcome to the FEI Competency-based Evaluation System (CES) section on InsideFEI. On this page you will find all the information you need related to the background, the objectives and the actual requirements and processes around the FEI CES, as well as comprehensive FAQs.

Please note that as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the lack of opportunities & events, we have special measures in place, approved at the FEI Board Meeting in June 2020, regarding the CES Requirements for Officials.

In addition to that, the Officiating Requirements are also impacted:
Officials who normally had until 15 December 2020 to fulfil their Officiating Requirements now have their deadline extended to 15 December 2021. The years 2020 and 2021 are considered as one period (24 month).

Important update April 2021:
Due to an ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, not enough In-Person Maintenance Courses with assessment can be organised in 2021 to allow all Group B Officials to fulfil their Maintenance Requirements in time.
Therefore, and based on a decision of the FEI Board from Tuesday 6 April 2021, an Emergency Virtual Maintenance Programme has been created which is now available as a second option to all Group B Officials until the end of 2021.

Here are the two Options for Group B Officials:
Option 1: Take an In-Person Maintenance Course with assessment (actual option)
Option 2: Take the Emergency Virtual Maintenance Programme (new additional option)

In the beginning of May 2021, all Group B Officials will receive an email informing them about the two options, procedures and steps to be taken.
Before 1 June 2021, all Group B Officials must notify the FEI of their choice for each function they have in Group B, by using the notification method provided in the information email they received in the beginning of May.
Once the Official has signed up for the Emergency Virtual Maintenance Programme (Option 2), the Official cannot change back to the In-Person Maintenance Course with assessment (Option 1).

Please read “Getting started” below for full information about these 2 options for Group B Officials.