Certification Requirements

  1. At least one year experience as a provisional referee, including certification the previous year.
  2. Attend the USA Volleyball National Clinic scheduled in the Old Dominion Region. Register for the clinic at www.volleyballreftraining.com
  3. Complete all training and testing requirements online under the New Referee Clinic Curriculum of the USA Volleyball Officials Training and Education web site (referred to as the “USA Volleyball Academy” and accessible through Webpoint).
  4. Certify as a Regional Scorer.
  5. Be invited to attend a “Regional Upgrade” tournament and obtain 3 (three) passing ratings as a First Referee from three different raters and 2 (two) passing ratings as a Second Referee from two different raters. All raters will be International, National, or Junior National rated. Additionally, obtain 2 (two) passing ratings from two different raters as a scorer.
  6. Approval by the Referee Chair.

Recertification Requirements:

  1. Certification the previous year as a Regional Referee.
  2. Attend the USA Volleyball National Clinic scheduled in the Old Dominion Region. Register for the clinic at www.volleyballreftraining.com
  3. Complete all training and testing requirements online under the New Referee Clinic Curriculum of the USA Volleyball Officials Training and Education web site (referred to as the “USA Volleyball Academy” and accessible through Webpoint).
  4. Retain certification as a Regional Scorer.
  5. Pass 2 practical ratings, one rating per match. It is recommended that this be done at two or more tournaments and can be completed during the regular season at sanctioned tournaments.
  6. Officiate as a non-playing referee at four regular season tournaments (either adult or Junior).
  7. Serve as a non-playing rater at one 2-day session during the fellowship season (4 ratings).
  8. Serve as the primary or assistant clinician at one Junior referee or scorer clinic.
  9. Officiate at two of the following four events: Adult Regional Championship Tournament; Region Junior Bid Tournament; Junior Regional Championship Tournament; or East Coast Boys’ Championships.
  10. Approval by the Referee Chair.