Publications and Policies


USADA makes available a number of publications, policies and procedures to help elite athletes understand their anti-doping responsibilities including information on USADA's testing program; the WADA Code, Prohibited List, and International Standards; medical advice and therapeutic use exemption (TUE) information; whereabouts responsibilities; and sample collection process information. Furthermore, USADA makes available information and resources for athletes, parents, coaches, teachers, community program leaders and other USADA stakeholders. These resources include: optimal dietary guidelines; middle-school- and high-school- level educational curriculum and activities; and literature on the importance of competing with integrity, honesty and sportsmanship.

This page contains a full list of all USADA and related publications, policies and procedures.

Request a Publication

Certain publications on this list are also available in hard-copy versions and can be requested in most cases free-of-charge (a small fee may be required for large requests). Printed copies may be limited but we will do our best to fulfill all requests. Publications available in hard-copy are identified as so in the list below.

To request a publication please send an e-mail to education@usada.org with the following information:

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USADA Annual Report



2012 USADA Annual Report: USADA is pleased to share its Annual Report for 2012 including independent financial audit report and highlights of the year's activities. (The 2013 USADA Annual Report will be available mid-2014.)



General Athlete Information



2014 Athlete Handbook: A comprehensive resource providing an overview of the doping control process, athlete rights and responsibilities, and other crucial information.
(hard copy available)
2013 Spanish Athlete Handbook (2014 will be available later this year): Spanish version of our comprehensive resource providing an overview of the doping control process, athlete rights and responsibilities, and other crucial information.
(hard copy available)


2013 Large Print Athlete Handbook: (2014 will be available later this year) Our comprehensive resource in a larger font for visually impaired athletes and coaches. (hard copy available)2014 Athlete Pocket Guide:  A condensed resource providing an overview of the doping control process, athlete rights and responsibilities, and other crucial information. (hard copy available)

2013 Braille Athlete Handbook:
Braille version of our comprehensive resource providing an overview of the doping control process, athlete rights and responsibilities, and other crucial information. (only available in hard copy)







General Coach Information



Coach’s Brochure: A detailed resource providing an overview of the doping control process, Frequently Asked Questions you may get from your athletes, and ways you can help you elite- level athletes stay compliant with USADA.  (hard copy available)



Testing and Results Management Information



USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing:

United States Olympic Committee Anti-Doping Policies

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code: The Code is the core document that provides the framework for harmonized anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities. It works in conjunction with five International Standards aimed at bringing harmonization among anti-doping organizations.
WADA International Standard for Testing (IST): A comprehensive standard to plan for effective testing and to maintain the integrity and identity of samples, from notifying the athlete to transporting samples for analysis.

USADA Whereabouts Policy: Consistent with the WADA IST, all athletes in the USADA Registered Testing Pool must comply with the whereabouts requirements in this Policy

60-Minute Time Slot Clarification: USADA Registered Testing Pool (RTP) athletes who are included in the USADA International Testing Pool (ITP) will be required to provide a 60-minute time slot as part of their whereabouts requirements.

WADA International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (ISPPPI): The document ensures that all relevant parties involved in anti-doping in sport adhere to a set of minimum privacy protections when collecting and using athlete personal information, such as information relating to whereabouts, doping controls and Therapeutic Use Exemptions. WADA International Standard for Laboratories (ISL): The document ensures production of valid test results and evidentiary data and to achieve uniform and harmonized results and reporting from all accredited laboratories.

8 Basic Steps of Drug Testing Poster






Prohibited Substances and Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Information



World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List: The Comprehensive document serving as the international standard for identifying substances and methods prohibited in sport.

USADA Athlete Guide to the WADA Prohibited List: A clarified guide, explaining some of the most common aspects of the WADA Prohibited List.
WADA International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE): The document ensures that the process of granting TUEs is harmonized across sports and countries.
USADA Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Policy: Consistent with the WADA International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions, the policy explains the process for TUEs.

Wallet Card: A quick reference summary of prohibited and permitted substances under the WADA Prohibited List. (hard copy available)