Level 1 (State Level) Referee Certification Standards
Initial certification requirements:
- Attend a rules clinic
- Pass a written test with at least a score of 86 or above (a closed book test)
- Referee 10 matches (8 matches at any level, plus 2 assessed matches)
- Pass two match assessments (one singles and one doubles) with a score of at least 90 on each. These matches must be (1) a semi final or final match in the men's B (or higher) singles, and (2) a semi final or final match in the men's C (or higher) doubles. The matches selected for these assessments must be approved by assessor as being ones that offer a valid test of referee skills.
- Pay a $10 fee
- Certification is valid for 3 years from the date of completion
- A person will only be allowed one attempt to pass the written test and/or match assessment at each tournament.
The State Association will provide each certified referee with a referee card stating their certification and expiration date.
Certified Referee Requirements:
- Attend at least one Referee Case Study clinic each year
- A yearly-unannounced observation by a state representative will be done on each certified referee to ensure they are maintaining a high standard of refereeing skills.
- At the end of the 3-year certification, certified referees will be required to retake the written test (minimum score of 86), attend either a rules or case study clinic, pass a match assessment (minimum score of 90), and pay $10.00.
- Pass the written test with a score of at least 86.
- Attend a Rules Clinic
- Pay fee of $10.00
- Working on completing the required 10 matches
- All requirements to attain certification must be completed within 12 months. Failure to do so will require the player to re-start the entire certification process from the beginning.
The State Association will offer 2 types of clinics.
- Rules Clinic: This clinic will go over the basic rules of the game and what the referee’s responsibilities are.
- Case Study Clinic: This clinic will go over rules interpretation and different play scenarios that may occur while refereeing.
The State Association has the right and responsibility to revoke or place a certification in pending status in the best interest of the sport of racquetball