Therapeutic Use Exemption


Athletes, like all others, may at times experience a medical condition that requires them to use particular medications. The substances that an athlete may be required to take to treat a condition could fall under the Prohibited List. By applying for and obtaining a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) from WDSF or a National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO), an athlete may be allowed to take the necessary medicine.

Athletes who need to apply for a TUE must study the relevant documents below. They may request further clarification regarding the TUE application process from the WDSF Anti-Doping Director (for international-level athletes) or their NADO (for national-level athletes).

Ineke Crijns

WDSF Anti-Doping Chair
Dr. Ineke Koeken-Crijns

Contact details


WDSF TUE Procedures

TUE Procedures

TUE Application Form

TUE Application Form

WADA Documents

WADA TUE Guidelines
WADA International Standard for TUE

Check this section regularly as many of the documents are revised at annual intervals.