Northern Alberta Curling Association

UMPIRES CERTIFICATION PROGRAM


 

2018-19 COURSES AVAILABLE 

Are you looking to attend a course this upcoming season?

If so, check out Curling Alberta’s course schedule here: 

http://www.albertacurling.ab.ca/content/course-schedule.

 

 

Curling Canada (CC) recognizes the need to develop and implement a National Curling Umpires Certification Program.  The objective is to establish standard guidelines for the training and development of curling umpires who will be capable of officiating at a Northern, Provincial or National championship.


It should be noted that the purpose of a rules and umpire course is not only to train umpires but also to make players more knowledgeable about the officiating system and rules of the game.

 

LEVEL 1 - Game Observers, Time Keepers and Hogline Umpires

Requirements:  attend a Level 1 course, pass an exam and complete the practical requirements.

Practical Requirements: must serve as a game umpire, timing umpire and/or hog line umpire at a supervised championship for a minimum of 6 games under the direction of a certified head umpire.

 

LEVEL 2 - Provincial Supervising Umpire

Requirements: have Level 1 certification, attend a Level 2 course, pass an exam and complete the practical requirements.

Practical Requirements: must serve as a supervising umpire at a supervised championship for a minimum of 6 games under the direction of a certified head umpire.

 

 

LEVEL 3 - Provincial Head Umpire

Requirements: have Level 2 certification, serve as a head umpire at a Provincial championship, receive a positive evaluation.

Appointment on an as need basis by Curling Canada.

 

LEVEL 4 - National Supervising Umpire

Appointment on an as need basis by Curling Canada.

 

LEVEL 5 - National Head Umpire

Appointment on an as need basis by Curling Canada.