Do I need a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)?
It is an athlete’s responsibility to be aware of, and understand, the TUE process and requirements that apply to them.
These requirements will vary depending on the athlete’s medication, their sport, and their competition level.
Use our TUE Wizard to determine whether, when and how to apply for a TUE.
Make sure to press submit once you have finished using the Wizard to generate a report of your search. We recommend you keep a copy of your Wizard search results should they be needed to demonstrate the checks you have made and when you last made them.
The results provided by the Wizard will reflect changes to the relevant rules and guidance, including the World Anti-Doping (WAD) Code Prohibited List, the WAD Code International Standard for TUEs and the UKAD Rules, as are in force from time to time.
Through using the Wizard, athletes are not automatically granted a TUE, and completion of the Wizard does not constitute submission of a TUE application. It remains the responsibility of the athlete to ensure that they complete the TUE application process specific to their sport, competition level and medical treatment. Further, the results provided by the Wizard may not continue to be accurate in the event of (a) the athlete changing sport, (b) the athlete changing competition level, (c) the athlete changing medical treatment, or (d) annual changes to the Prohibited List (each event being a ‘Verification Event’). Athletes must verify their TUE requirements on the occurrence of a Verification Event to ensure that they have the correct information. With this in mind, athletes should keep a copy of Wizard search results to demonstrate the checks they have made and when they last made them.
For more information or for specific queries relating to TUE requirements, including if you have doubts about the result provided by the Wizard, please contact UKAD at: firstname.lastname@example.org.