Curling Umpires Information
Curling Canada recognizes the need to develop and implement a National Curling Officials Certification Program. The objective is to establish standard guidelines for the training and development of curling umpires who will be capable of officiating at regional, provincial/territorial or national championships. Courses are conducted by a Level 3 (or higher) umpire.
LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION
- Requirements: attend a Level I Officials Technical course, pass an officiating exam and complete the practical requirements.
- Practical Requirements: must serve as a game observer, timing official and/or hog line official at a supervised championship for a minimum of 6 games under the direction of a certified Chief Umpire Level 3 or higher.
LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION
- Requirements: Level I certification, attend a Level II Officials technical course, pass an officiating exam and complete the practical requirements.
- Practical Requirements: must serve as a Game Umpire and/or Chief Timer at a Provincial Championship for a minimum of 6 games under the direction of a certified Chief Umpire Level 3 or higher.
Practical Component Form
You will be provided with a practical component form when you attend a course. It is your responsibility to have this filled and out and signed by the chief umpire at the event. When you have completed the required six games, you submit the form to the Curling Alberta office, who will in turn forward a copy to Curling Canada. The Umpire will be entered into the provincial database and registered in the National Database at Curling Canada.
LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION
- Level 3 Umpires receive their certification by successfully acting as a Deputy Chief Umpire and later as a Chief Umpire at a minimum of three provincial events and receiving a positive evaluation of their performance by a Certified Level 3 Umpire . The recommendation for the Level 3 certification comes from a recommendation by Curling Alberta and is then submitted to Curling Canada.
LEVEL 4, 5 CERTIFICATION
- Level 4 and 5 is based on training, experience and positive evaluation of performance usually at a National Level.
**Umpires can do a refresher workshop at no charge.
Click here for a list of current courses being offered in Alberta or contact Curling Alberta for further information.