Certification at all levels, except Level I, is a two-part process involving clinical and practical assessment. From the point of view of the clinic, the official must attend all sessions and must obtain the minimum mark on the examination.
The practical assessment portion is equally important and, also, the most difficult to apply consistently across the entire program. It is strongly recommended that all Supervisors be provided with a copy of the Canadian Broomball Federation Officials Supervisors Manual to ensure a consistent approach to this task.
General Certification Rules
- Demonstration of ability or potential ability is necessary to move to the next level.
- Being certified at any one level does not necessarily mean that an individual will be able to officiate all categories of broomball defined at that level.
Conversely, an individual does not have to officiate all categories of broomball labelled at a certain level in order to gain certification at that level.
- Certification is not complete until both phases - Clinical and Practical - have been completed.
Officials, where it has been determined (through supervision) that they are no longer able to officiate at a certain level, will be certified at a new, lower level in line with their present ability.
Once certified, it is essential that an official continue to update and be completely familiar with new rule interpretations and officiating techniques. Toward this end, the following policies should be put into effect:
- To maintain one's present level of certification, an individual must attend a full CBF Officiating Program clinic and write a national examination every year with appropriate passing mark. An open book exam is acceptable for re-certification purposes.
- Should an official fail the Level IV examation, the Province shall be authorized to allow the candidate to write a supplementary examination during the current season. This second exam shall be different from the first one and shall originate from the CBF Office. Only those officials whose supplementary examinations are successful and sent to the CBF Office shall be eligible to referee Nationals.
- An individual will not be eligible to advance more than one level of the CBF Officiating Program per season, except for Levels I and II. Certification at the higher level cannot be granted until one year has passed.
- When an official has not officiated for a season or more, the individual must attend a full CBF Officiating Program clinic at the appropriate level and successfully complete a practical assessment.
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Published on: 2009-11-09 by CBF Staff
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