Accredited Advisor Assessment

73 modules

1st4sport Learning



This course is for anyone wishing to become a UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Accredited Advisor. An Advisor plays an essential role in informing athletes and their athlete support personnel (ASP) about the values of clean sport and important anti-doping information.

The programme, is a step-by-step learning module which explains the role of the Advisor, the principles of clean sport and all the essential anti-doping information Advisors need for the role.

The course should take you approximately one and a half hours and concludes with a series of short assessments to test your knowledge on the key areas of anti-doping. Once you have started the course you are able to log out, save your progress and continue at another time.

On successful completion, a certificate is issued to confirm your status as an Accredited UKAD Advisor.

Please note: The accreditation period for this assessment has now switched to two years.

If you experience any technical issues with the course or the assessment, please email



What Is the Aim of This Course?

By completing this programme you should be able to do the following:

•    Recall the main anti-doping responsibilities that athletes have
•    Competently provide basic anti-doping advice
•    Identify athletes, or ASP, who may need advice
•    Be a point of contact for anti-doping matters in your sporting environment



By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate UKAD Accredited Advisor

Are You New to E-Learning?
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What Will It Take to Become an Accredited UKAD Advisor?
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Anti-Doping: What Is It All About?
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Where It All Started
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Seoul Olympics: A Big Scandal
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What’s the Story Now?
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Strict Liability
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What Is My Role?
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About This Programme
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100% me: the Ethics and Values Athletes Should Have
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100% me: the Ethics and Values Athletes Should Have
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What Is 100% me?
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Module 1 - 100% me: the Ethics and Values All Athletes Should Have
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Why Are Values Important?
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What You Should Do As an Advisor
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Module 2 – The Anti-Doping Rules
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2015 World Anti-Doping Code (2015 Code)
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How Anti-Doping Is Managed in the UK
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The Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)
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Which Six Apply to ASP Including Coaches?
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Roles and Responsibilities of ASP
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What You Should Do As an Advisor
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Their Body, Their Decision and Therefore Their Responsibility
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Module 3 – Helping Athletes to Be Clean
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Being Clean… What Does This Mean?
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The Prohibited List
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Global Drug Reference Online
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The Risk of Athletes Self-Medicating
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Why Is This Important?
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Global DRO – What You Need to Know
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Using Global DRO
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What If an Athlete Needs to Take Medication for a Genuine Reason?
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Who Needs a TUE?
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Get Into The Right Habits
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Module 4 – Helping Athletes to Stay Clean
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What Is a Supplement?
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Facts, Risks and Potential Consequences Are Rarely Considered.
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Assess the Risk
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Informed-Sport Programme
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Batch Testing Supplement Products
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Assess the Consequences
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What Is the Reality in Regard to Supplement Use?
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The Risks with Social Drugs
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Module 5 – The Testing Process
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Principles of Testing
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The Testing Process – What Does a Test Involve?
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Who Conducts Testing?
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What Rights Do Athletes Have During the Testing Procedures?
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What Responsibilities Does an Athlete Have During Testing?
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What Is a Permitted Reason?
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What Should You Do As an Advisor?
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Module 6 – When It Goes Wrong
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ADRVs: When It Goes Wrong!
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What Happens in a Hearing?
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What Does a Ban from Sport Actually Mean?
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Wider Consequences
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What You Should Do As an Advisor
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End of Formal Modules – Next Steps
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Protecting Yourself and Your Athletes
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Recap of Main Messages
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Your Assessment
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Maintaining Your Status As an Advisor
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End of Pre-Reading
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Assessment 1 - The Anti-Doping Landscape
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Assessment 2 - The Prohibited List
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Assessment 3 - Anti-Doping Rule Violations
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Assessment 4 - Medication
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Assessment 5 - Supplements
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Assessment 6 - Doping Control Procedures
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Assessment 7 - Being an Accredited Advisor
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