The BCPA is always looking for interested members who have the potential to become excellent referees and who will be committed for the long term. As a referee, your role is essential in the running of a competition by providing expertise and unbiased judgment of our athletes both on and off the platform.
Interested in becoming a BCPA referee? Here are few things to consider before taking the referee exam:
- Have you ever competed at a BCPA/CPU or IPF competition?
- Have you ever volunteered at a BCPA/CPU or IPF competition?
- Have you been involved with the BCPA for over a year?
- Do you think you would be able to make unbiased judgment calls of a friend or family member that was competing?
- Are you able to volunteer your time to officiate at more than one competition a year?
If you answered yes to the questions above, then becoming a referee can be a valuable way for you to contribute to our organization and to the sport.
The BCPA uses a two-tiered referee system. Becoming a Category II referee is the first stage after passing a written exam. They are only permitted to referee as a side referee to gain the necessary experience. Being a Category I referee is the next stage and may act as either a head referee or as a side referee.
For more information about becoming a referee, please contact our Officiating Chair Bette Festing (firstname.lastname@example.org) or speak with one of our referees the next time you are at a competition.
Chris Robb (Category I)
Bill You (Category II)
Provincial Category I
Provincial Category II