How to Become a National Referee
All references concerning the criteria about becoming a national referee can be found in the CPU policies section 16.6.
To become certified as a national level CPU referee the testing procedure is as follows:
a) A provincial referee in good standing with their provincial association;
b) Must be recommended by their Member Province;
c) Participation in the national referee's examination consisting of a written examination to be taken in the presence of a member of the Technical Committee, or by an individual appointed by the Technical Committee, and will be followed by a practical examination;
d) Must achieve a passing score of 90 percent or more on both the written and practical examination;
e) The written examination must be taken and passed prior to the practical examination;
f) For the practical examination, the applicant shall sit before at least two, and not more than three, referees of national or higher rank, and adjudicate a minimum of one hundred attempts while serving as chief referee;
g) The practical examination must be administered by at least one IPF referee on the jury. Other adjudicating referee’s may be of national rank. During the practical examination, a minimum of 100 attempts must be adjudicated. If necessary, the practical examination may be spread over more than one competition, with the same IPF level adjudicator;
h) Written tests will be obtained from the Technical Committee, and the completed tests and examination forms will be returned to the Technical Committee;
i) New national referees may be certified at an annual national championships, or an annual regional championships provided that all of the above conditions are met.
CPU National and International Referees