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Officials

We provide training, development, and mentorship opportunities for individuals interested in officiating. Officials are very important for the successful staging of competitive and championship events.

Host clubs recruit volunteers for officiating roles such as: timers, observers, home supervisor, away supervisor, and timing supervisor. Any individual volunteering for an event and all Curl BC members can access the self-paced online Level 1 and Level 2 training free of charge.

  • Must be 16 years old to take officiating courses.
  • Individuals can stay connected by subscribing to our officials e-mailout below. 

Questions? 

Education & Youth Development Manager

Paul Cseke – pcseke@curlbc.ca

Provincial Officiating Coordinator

Phil Mckenzie – phil.mckenzie@shaw.ca

 

Level 1 Officiating Course

Registration Fees:

  • Curl BC Member or Host Facility Volunteer- Free
  • Non Member Fee $30.00

Registration Includes:

  • Electronic Course Material
  • Timer Training Video Link
  • Observer & Hogline Training Video Link
  • Level 1 Technical exam access

REGISTER HERE: Virtual Level 1

Print Material is available with the following fees (including GST):

  • Rule Book $6.50
  • Printed Level 1 Manual $5.25

Upon passing the online exam individuals will be “trained level 1 officials.”

Officials wanting to refresh the course can contact Jason Liu directly, individuals must have previously completed the relevant course. 

* Refresher attendees must have previously completed the relevant course. This will be cross referenced with Curl BC and Curling Canada records.

To become a certified level 1 official individuals will:

  • Complete the Level 1 Officiating Course (includes passing the exam)
  • Complete the Level 1 Practical Requirements
    • 3 Games as an observer and 3 games as a timer
    • Practical forms will be signed and verfied by the Chief Umpire of the event and the Provincial Officiating Coordinator
  • Complete the Level 1 Certification Form
    • Certification fees are $30.00
    • Anyone trained as an official prior to Sept 1, 2020 will NOT be required to pay the certification fee. The certification fees were included in course registration fees prior to Sept 1, 2020.
    • Level 1 Certification Form
Level 2 Officiating Course

Registration Fees:

  • Curl BC Member or Host Facility Volunteer- Free
  • Non Member Fee $30.00

Registration Includes:

  • Electronic Course Material
  • Level 2 video link
  • Level 2 Technical exam access

REGISTER HERE: Virtual Level 2

Print Material is available with the following fees (including GST):

  • Rule Book $6.50
  • Printed Level 2 Manual $5.25

Upon passing the online exam individuals will be “trained level 2 officials.”

Officials wanting to refresh the course can contact Jason Liu directly, individuals must have previously completed the relevant course. 

* Refresher attendees must have previously completed the relevant course. This will be cross referenced with Curl BC and Curling Canada records.

To become a certified level 2 official individuals will:

  • Be a certified Level 1 official
  • Complete the Level 2 Officiating Course (includes passing the exam)
  • Complete the Level 2 Practical Requirements
    • 2 Games as Away Supervisor, 2 Games as Home Supervisor, and 2 Games as Timing Supervisor
    • Practical forms will be signed and verified by the Chief Umpire of the event and the Provincial Officiating Coordinator
  • Complete the Level 2 Certification Form
    • Certification fees are $30.00
    • Anyone trained as an official prior to Sept 1, 2020 will NOT be required to pay the certification fee. The certification fees were included in course registration fees prior to Sept 1, 2020.
    • Level 2 Certification Form
Level 3 Program & Mentorship

A certified level 2 official may apply in in writing to Curl BC to participate in the mentorship program to become a Level 3 official. To apply please provide the following:

  • A letter of recommendation from a provincial or national chief umpire with whom the candidate has worked as a supervising official at a championship event.
  • List of events the candidate has been actively involved as a supervising official in the previous 3 years, or has taken a refresher of the Level 2 officiating course.
  • Experience recruiting and scheduling officials for a provincial or national championship event.

Email Paul Cseke to submit your application- pcseke@curlbc.ca

Development Opportunities

In-person & virtual development opportunities will return for the 2022-23 season.

 

Stay Connected!

Join our officials e-mailout here and stay connected with:

  • Reminders to complete your training
  • Development Opportunities
  • Event Umpire Opportunities
  • Annual updates (changes in processes or rules)

Officiating Resources:

Documents & Forms for Officials page