from 01.01.2013 the new regulations for the Arbiters’ License will be in effect.
Please find the regulations, as they are published in the FIDE Handbook (B.05, art. 6).
The main change because of the new regulations will be that from 01.01.2013, in order a tournament to be rated, all its Arbiters ( IA, FA, National Arbiters) must be licensed.
A tournament with non-licensed Arbiters will not be rated.
The procedure of paying the license fees will be as follows:
1. The Federation will send to FIDE Office the list with all its Arbiters (IAs, FAs and national Arbiters) who will get the license.
2. FIDE will send to the Federation the invoice with the license fees to be paid according to the regulations (art.6.3).
3. The Federation will collect the fees and send them to FIDE.
4. FIDE will send to the Federation the cards for its licensed Arbiters and the Arbiters will be eligible to conduct any FIDE rated tournament.
Since the Federations need to have licensed Arbiters for their first events of 2013, it is advisable to send to FIDE the lists with their Arbiters to be licensed not later than 5 December 2012, so that the Arbiters will get their license on time and before the tournament they will conduct will start.
For any questions or further information please contact the Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission (email@example.com).
With best regards
IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos