Become a Basketball Official

If you are interested in becoming an official anywhere in BC, please fill out our application form HERE and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch with next steps.

If you have questions about the process of becoming an official in BC, please contact us at officials.recruitment@basketball.bc.ca.

Click HERE to see upcoming training clincs for new officials.

WHO CAN BE A REFEREE?
  • Anyone, with an interest, or background in the game
  • Must have a reasonably good level of fitness and conditioning and willingness to learn
  • A uniform and Rule book are necessary.  These can be acquired through Basketball BC or your Local Basketball Officiating Association
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REFEREEING?
  • Get paid to stay in shape instead of paying for it
  • Meet new friends with a common interest
  • You get the best seat in the house
  • Receive regular training from experienced and qualified officials
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBILITIES?
  • Nearly 100 officials referee the Provincial High School Championships each year
  • Several officials are selected to referee at various National competitions including U15, U17, CCAA, and USport
  • Over the past 40 years, a number of officials have been invited and subsequently granted certification as FIBA referees.  As as result, they have been selected to work at various international competitions including World Championships and Summer Olympic Games.
 
WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO BECOMING A CERTIFIED OFFICIAL?
  1. Submit an application form HERE.​
  2. You will be notified of upcoming training opportunities and next steps for officials.
  3. Questions? Please email officials.recruitment@basketball.bc.ca.

Updated: September 28, 2021