Cricket Australia’s Representative Officiating Accreditation Program replaces the old Level Two Umpire Accreditation course. It has been developed to meet the training and education needs of umpires who officiate in competitions affiliated with state cricket associations. These umpires may be:
Community officiating umpires seeking advancement,
First year umpires seeking formal accreditation, or
Experienced umpires wishing to update.
It aims to provide umpires officiating at all levels below first-class with an appropriate level of competency. The program has a theoretical component, a series of workshops designed to explore the skills and competencies required by match officials and finally an on-field assessment of the applicant’s ability to apply the theoretical and practical material under match conditions. This course has been redesigned in order to bring the material into line with the current Laws of Cricket and ensure application these Laws and techniques are appropriate to the modern game.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be recognised through the awarding of a certificate and ID card, and your name will be registered on the Cricket Australia and the Australian Sports Commission databases of accredited umpires.
The Representative Officiating program is offered to umpires who are currently umpiring in an official competition affiliated to a state cricket association at an all-up cost expected to be in the area of $100.
The course is a mixture of on-line learning, practical techniques enhanced by video, demonstrations, and role-plays as well as some book-based learning.
The competency-based component of this program is assessed by an Accreditation Supervisor appointed by the local State Umpire Manager.
Details of this course can be located on the Community Cricket Website: