IFCPF Anti-Doping Code inline with WADA Code

IFCPF Anti-Doping Code inline with WADA Code


The IFCPF Board would like to give our thanks and congratulations to the IFCPF Anti-Doping Committee, led by Dr Halim Jebali, for their hard work and efforts to ensure IFCPF remains compliant and in-line with the WADA Code.


Following confirmation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), IFCPF is now able to share our updated 'IFCPF Anti-Doping Code 2021' which has been formally adopted by IFCPF. Ensuring our code is up-to-date and in-line with the WADA code is part of our responsibility for the implementation of applicable Code provisions through policies, statutes, rules, regulations and programs according to our authority and jurisdiction.


The WADA Code

The World Anti-Doping Code (Code) is the core document that harmonizes anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities around the world. It works in conjunction with six International Standards which aim to foster consistency among anti-doping organizations in various areas.

These Standards are: 

  • The International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI)
  • The International Standard for Laboratories (ISL)
  • The International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE)
  • The International Standard for the Prohibited List (The List)
  • The International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (ISPPPI)
  • The International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS)

In addition to the above Standards, two new International Standards are set to come into force on 1 January 2021 alongside the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and related suite of Standards. These are:

  • The International Standard for Education (ISE)
  • The International Standard for Results Management (ISRM)


WADA Code Revision

The revision process for the 2021 Code began at the end of 2017 and, following three phases of consultation over a two-year period, with over 2,000 comments received, the revised Code was unanimously approved on 7 November 2019 at the World Conference on Doping in Sport in Katowice, Poland. The revised Code is set to come into force on 1 January 2021.