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Reaccreditation of Umpires & Referees



Active officials require reaccreditation every 4 years.

Inactive officials are officials who do not seek reaccreditation.

If reaccreditation is not sought after 4 years it may be sought at a later time, whereupon the official will be transferred to the Active list.

To be accredited during each 4 year period following initial accreditation all referees and umpires are to be re-assessed for competency regarding their on-court practical performance and knowledge of the current Laws/Rules and official Rulings on Laws/Rules.

During this 4 year period, in order to be reaccredited, referees and umpires are required to furnish evidence of their officiating activities by completing an Official Activity Record, recording evidence of activities such as:

  • Officiating at WCF, ACA, State, Regional and Club vents.
  • Conducting at least one referee/umpire refresher course, during each 2 year period prior to reaccreditation.
  • Attending at least one referee/umpire refresher course on Lawn craft during each 2 year period prior to reaccreditation.
  • Attending at least one referee/umpire refresher course demonstrating the current Laws/Rules and Official Rulings on the Laws/Rules during each 2 year period prior to reaccreditation.
  • Show evidence of the successful completion of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Introductory Level Officiating General Principles.

Umpires – This examination is conducted on the court and consist of 3 parts, wiring, shot watching, and judging still ball positions, and consists of 35 questions.

Referees -The examination is also conducted on the court and is of 3 parts which are similar to the first examination. A pass mark is 80%, 40/50.

For re-accreditation to ACA, all umpires and referees must complete the Australian Sports Commission Certificate of Completion on “Introductory Level, Officiating, General Principles”.

This is a useful and essential course and qualification which is available to anyone. It is completed on line and provided free. You will find it at www.ausport.gov.au and learning.ausport.gov.au

On successful completion of the course  a copy of the certificate is to be forwarded to the State Director Referees (Association).

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