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Referee Certification Instructions

For the 2017 - 2018 USA Volleyball Season:

  • Registration for the Junior Referee Certification training includes:
    • the applicable Junior Scorer Certification training, so you DO NOT need to register for the Junior Scorer Certification training separately.
    • the payment of the CHRVA Scorer Referee Evaluation Fee.
  • All recertifying Adult certifications will be preregistered for their training AND will be sent a link to pay the CHRVA Scorer Referee Evaluation Fee.
  • Continuation from last season:

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Junior Referee Evaluation Forms


Junior Referee Level 1:

Responsibilities and entitlements of a certified Junior Level 1Referee:

  • shall have the opportunity to referee their team’s officiating work assignments for sanctioned and other approved volleyball competitions within the Chesapeake Region.

Junior Referee Level 2

Responsibilities and entitlements of a certified Junior Level 2 Referee:

  • shall have the opportunity to referee their team’s officiating work assignments for sanctioned and other approved volleyball competitions within the Chesapeake Region.
  • Junior Level 2 Referees who is at least 14 years of age shall have the opportunity to work Junior Tournament assignments for volleyball competitions within the Chesapeake Region from Chesapeake assignor(s).

If you have any questions, please contact:

referee.certification@chrva.org


Adult Player Referee Certification

Responsibilities and entitlements of a Adult Player Referee:

  • After certification, the player referee shall have the opportunity to work their team's work assignments for sanctioned and other approved volleyball competitions.
  • Adult Player Referees cannot officiate as a paid, uniforned referee.

Adult Provisional Referee Certification

Responsibilities and entitlements of a certified Provisional Referee:

  • entitled to wear the official Provisional patch and approved official’s uniform while officiating.
  • shall have the opportunity to work assignments for sanctioned and other approved volleyball competitions within the Chesapeake Region from Regionally designated assignor(s).
  • may elect to become a candidate for Regional Referee upon completion of two seasons as a Provisional Referee. The Provisional certification may be retained indefinitely provided all re-certification requirements are met.
  • is authorized to officiate any USA Volleyball-sanctioned competition, including Junior Olympic Volleyball competition within the Region where certified, and in other Regions with the approval of the appropriate Regional referee chair.

Adult Regional Referee Certification

Responsibilities and entitlements of a certified Regional referee:

  • If you aren't sure what a REGIONAL referee means, contact the Referee Chair before you complete this curriculum.  A Regional referee is someone who works as a non-player referee.
  • will be entitled to wear the official Regional patch and approved official’s uniform while officiating.
  • shall have the opportunity to work assignments for sanctioned and other approved volleyball competitions within the Chesapeake Region from Regionally designated assignor(s).
  • All Regional Referees are expected to work at least two In-region tournaments, at least one regional championship and work as an evaluator at fellowship tournament.
  • The Regional certification may be retained indefinitely provided all re-certification requirements are met.
  • is authorized to officiate any USA Volleyball-sanctioned competition, including Junior Olympic Volleyball competition within the Region where certified, and in other Regions with the approval of the appropriate Regional Referee Chair.

Becoming a certified Regional referee:

Provisional Referees who seek to upgrade their certification to Regional referee must do the following:

  • Contact the CHRVA Referee Development Program (RDP) coordinator (RDP.coordinator@CHRVA.org) to express your interest.
    • This may be done as soon as you determine you are interested, even if you will not be ready to upgrade in the current season.
    • This must be done by December 15 in the season you aspire to upgrade your rating.
  • Carefully review and ensure that you meet the USAV requirements found on the USA Volleyball Referee Training site.
    • See the "To be certified" section for "Regional Referee" under "Indoor Officials Certifications" shown below.

Carefully review and ensure that you meet the CHRVA requirements shown below:

  • Provisional referees must:
    • Have served a minimum of two full years to request an upgrade with a recommendation from a Regional referee to the RDP coordinator.
    • Have served a minimum of one full year to request an upgrade with a recommendation from a USA National or Junior National referee to the RDP coordinator.
    • Have completed the recertification process as a Provisional referee.
    • Be a certified scorer.
    • Be a current CHRVA member in good standing.
    • Have a current background screening, since junior's competition may be used for training or evaluation purposes.
    • Gain experience.  The single most important thing you can do is gain practical experience on the court as a referee (both R1 and R2).
  • Seek feedback from other referees.  You can gain very valuable insights by simply asking for help.
  • Use the resources on the USA Volleyball Referee Training site to improve your knowledge of the rules and skills as a referee.
  • Consider attending RDP-sponsored training events.
  • If invited by the RDP Coordinator, attend the full-day annual CHRVA Regional Upgrade Tournament (held in the February-April time frame each season) as a volunteer and receive passing ratings as both R1 and R2.  A candidate that does not pass in two successive years should not expect to be invited in the third year.