An athlete who needs a TUE should apply as soon as possible. For substances prohibited In-competition only, the athlete should apply for a TUE at least 30 days before his/her next competition, unless it is an emergency or exceptional situation.
Where the athlete already has a TUE granted by his/her National Anti-Doping Organisation for the substance or method in question, that TUE is not automatically valid for international-level competition. However, the athlete may apply JJIF to recognise that TUE, in accordance with Article 7 of the International Standard for the Therapeutic Use Exemptions.
The International Testing Agency (ITA) is JJIF’s TUE Committee. All TUE matters are handled by ITA on behalf of JJIF.