USANA Umpire Levels and Criteria
Officiating is about making decisions, not just in relation to the rules of the game.
Want to follow a career in officiating rather than playing?
If you do, here comes another decision:
- As an umpire?
- As a Tester or Tutor (you have to be a qualified umpire to undertake any of these)
- As a Table Official (Scorer/Timekeepers)
These opportunities are available right through from school, local league, region, national competitions and international competitions.
Please contact your local area association or USANA for further information on getting involved.
The application form should be submitted if you would like to sit an exam.
For the criteria of the different levels of umpires please click on the respective level of umpiring that interests you below. Please ensure that all criteria have been met and can be verified, if necessary, before applying to sit the examination.
LEVEL I UMPIRE
Please click here for Level I Umpiring criteria. Level 1 candidates will pay an examination fee of $25.00 to the USANA Finance Director before the day of the examination. Candidates are expected to be dressed and prepared to do all phases of the examination in one day, except where an Act of God prevents this from happening. A candidate achieving the Level 1 Certification, can apply for the Level 2 certification at its' next sitting.
LEVEL II UMPIRE
Please click here for Level II Umpiring criteria. Level 2 candidates will pay an examination fee of $35.00 to the USANA Finance Director before the day of the theoretical examination. This examination will be done once per year. If a candidate passes the theoretical examination, preparations will be made for the practical examination to follow shortly. A candidate achieving Level 2 certification, will be eligible to umpire for 3 years before applying for the level 3 examination, if not, this candidate will have to do the refresher Level 2 examination to renew their certification.
LEVEL III UMPIRE
Please click here for Level II Umpiring criteria. Level 3 candidates will pay an examination fee of $45.00 to the USANA Treasurer before the day of the examination. If a candidate passes the theoretical examination, preparations will be made for the practical examination to follow shortly. This examination will be done once per year. A successful Level 3 candidate is now preparing to sit the regional examination, if not, this candidate will have to do the refresher Level 3 examination to renew their certification.
Please note that all fees paid are non-refundable under all circumstances. It is also encouraged that all umpires attend umpire seminars and do refresher examinations as often as possible to be aware of the latest updates and interpretations of the rules. Keep checking this site for any updates on umpires approach to the game, a schedule of umpire/player seminars and umpire testing.