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Officials

Officials are very important for the successful staging of competitive and championship events.

Each year, Curl BC organizes Level 1 and Level 2 officiating courses at the sites of some regional and most provincial championships. Officiating courses are usually offered anywhere from two months to just prior to the championship.

For requests to host an officiating course click here.

Primary contact for courses is: Kimberly Dennis.

Courses can be requested by a host committee based on the officiating requirements presented by the curling association in charge of the event, the availability of trained officials in the community, and the needs of the committee.

  • Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic in person courses are suspended.
  • Virtual course opportunities will be provided
Officiating Course and Certification Information

Courses

Curl BC offers two levels of officiating courses to train officials for regional and provincial events. Courses can be requested by a host committee based on the officiating requirements presented by the curling association in charge of the event, the availability of trained officials in the community, and the needs of the committee. Each level consists of a six-hour course and a practical component working for six games under a certified level 3 head official at a fully officiated event. (Note – levels 4 and 5 are a part of the national Curling Canada program.)

* Must be 16 years old to take officiating courses.

Virtual Level 1 Officiating Course

Registration Fees:

  • Curl BC Member 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 Kim Dennis 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

Virtual Level 2 Officiating Course

Registration Fees:

  • Curl BC Member 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 Kim Dennis 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 verfied 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 

Officials interested in proceeding past Level 2 can obtain the criteria and procedures from the Curl BC Officiating Coordinator.

Provincial Officiating Coordinator

Patti Caldwell
Officiating Coordinator, Curl BC
pcaldwell@shaw.ca
604-544-4441 (home)
604-328-9066 (cell)

Resources:

Documents & Forms for Officials page