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Certificato Medico Sportivo Non Agonistico  Sports Medical Certificates in Rome*

There are several reasons why you may need a medical sports certificate. If you need to participate in amateur physical activity or join a gym, or plan to participate in the Rome marathon, your certificate must be done by a sports medicine doctor or cardiologist or pediatrician of the ASL (national health service).

Your certificate will include the following important information:

  • name and surname

  • date of birth

  • address

  • date issued

  • expiration date

  • clinic information

  • doctor's name and signature


*Please be advised that fitness for each medical certificate is subject to the medical professional’s evaluation and approval.


Sports Medical Certificate

Medical certificates for non-competitive sports, certificato medico sportivo non agonistico in Italian, are required by the gyms, pools and schools in Italy.

What kinds of certificates can I get at FirstMed?

Depending on your needs, our doctors can provide you with documents to certify:

Who is it for

Medical certificates for non-competitive sports are obligatory for:

  • Students who participate in school-sponsored sports; in other words, those who are in extra-scholastic physical or sport activities, organized by the school outside of the hours of class,

  • Those who would like to be a member of a gym and do a sport in the facility or use a public pool in Italy.

  • Non-competitive athletes who practice a sport in organizations affiliated with National Sports Federations and CONI and those who participate in non-competitive sporting events,  

  • Those who participate in “Giochi delle Gioventù” activities (The Youth Games) which are a national sporting event for students aged 7 to 17. 

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How it Works

At FirstMed, these certificates are issued by a doctor specialized in Sports Medicine. Here is how it works:

  • If you are a first-time patient, we will complete a short registration.

  • Following this, the nurse will call you back to complete an electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

  • The doctor will proceed with the visit and physical examination.

  • If the doctor deems you fit, the certificate will be issued to you on the same day.

  • The visit can take up to 20 minutes.


Q: What is the difference between the non-competitive medical sports certificate (certificato medico non-agonistico) and the competitive medical sports certificate (certificato medico sportivo agonistico)?

A: If you need a medical sports certificate, this is one of the first things you'll need to understand. Ask the requesting organization which one they require for you to take part in the activity.

The non-competitive sports certificate is for participation in amateur sports to complete physical activity with a gym, public pool, or other fitness clubs and organizations, for children's school sporting activities, or for non-competitive sporting events. All gyms and organizations registered with the Italian National Sports Federation (CONI) must have a non-competitive sports certificate for participation. The certificate has a validity of one year.

This exam is comprised of:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG)

  • Blood pressure check

  • Basic physical examination

The competitive sports certificate is for participation in intense competitive sports and can be performed by a medical sports doctor or--for professional athletes--through the medical office of the athletics association with which the compete. These include sporting activities organized by the CONI, the Italian Track and Field Federation (FIDAL). Some events may require participants to become members of the CONI, FIDAL, or other relevant sporting organizations.


Each certificate is tailored to the type of sport requested, so be sure to specify this to your medical professional during the booking and visit. The certificate generally has a vailidity of one year, but for less intense sports it may be valid for two years.

This exam includes:

  • Stress test with an EKG/ECG

  • Blood pressure check

  • Urine test (to be completed in a laboratory)

  • Detailed physical examination

Q: What if I need the Rome marathon medical certificate?

A: FirstMed can only provide the non-competitive medical sports certificate (certificato medico non-agonistico). For the Rome marathon, a competitive medical sports certificate (certificato medico sportivo agonistico) is required. Please get in touch with the marathon organizers to get details on the specific requirements and reccomendations on where you can have the certificate done.

Why choose FirstMed?

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There are many reasons to choose FirstMed, amongst which the top are:

  • Our medical team and customer care staff are fluent both in English and Italian

  • Little to no waiting time if you’ve booked an appointment

  • Service is comprehensive and easy to use

  • FirstMed works with many international insurance companies

  • Our clinic is well connected by public transport and near the city center


See our FAQs section to learn more about our services!

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