How do you become a certified ref?

How to become a referee

  1. Obtain a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Choose the sport you want to officiate.
  3. Obtain specific training.
  4. Complete state registration.
  5. Gain experience for career advancement.
  6. Become certified.

How long do you have to train to be a referee?

The course takes up to 24 hours to complete and includes laws of the game, the role of the referee and practical skills. You must also referee at least five 11-a-side games and be assessed by your referee mentor. You would usually start refereering at youth football level then progress as your experience grows.

How do you become a referee at 15?

The best way to become a youth referee is through approved boards which educate officials. You must be certified and every youth sports referee needs to attend and pass a referee’s course. You can find more information about these courses by clicking here.

Can you be a referee in high school?

The process of becoming a referee or umpire begins at different times for different people. To be certified to referee at the high school level, almost all states require that you be at least 18-years-old. Sometimes younger referee candidates are allowed to begin the training process before their 18th.

How much does referee training cost?

There are costs associated with becoming a referee – you should budget for approximately $100-$125. Referees can quickly earn that back after officiating their first few games. A course fee of approximately $25-$35 (depending on area) covers the costs associated with attending the course.

Does it cost money to become a referee?

How to register for the Connecticut State Referee program?

To register, sign in or learn more go to The U.S. Center for SafeSport You will receive an email from SafeSport to confirm your email address and activate your account. It is imperative that you select this link in the SafeSport email to complete the SafeSport registration process.

What’s the role of the referee in professional wrestling?

In Professional Wrestling, a Referee, Managers & Valets is an intricate figure present in or near the ring during matches. The referee’s on-stage (kayfabe) purpose is similar to that of referees in combat sports such as boxing or mixed martial arts, that is, as an arbiter of the rules and the person charged with rendering decisions.

How do you become a high school referee?

If you are interested in refereeing High School and lower levels you will need to contact your state athletic association. In some cases, states have local associations you must also join. Each state association has their own requirements for certification, but the usual process includes a seminar or training session followed by a test.

Where can I go to school to become a wrestler?

Search the Internet and find a wrestling school’s website or phone number. There are schools spread across the United States and Canada. Many of them are owned or trained by reputable pro wrestlers, such as Lance Storm’s Storm Wrestling Academy and Killer Kowalski’s Pro Wrestling School (see Resources).