Become an Umpire Today

Are you interested in becoming an umpire or upgrading your current umpiring skills?

Certified umpires enjoy the credibility of the field hockey community and of the athletes they officiate because they have been observed and evaluated “doing” what is required of them as a competent official in their sport. They are recognized as meeting or exceeding the high standards embraced by the member clubs and provincial branches in Canada. Fostering confidence at all levels of field hockey, certification is a benefit shared by athletes, parents, sport organizations and our communities.

Umpire Certification Skill Level
Community Umpire Introductory level: For parents, junior high, high school, and low-level hockey
Provincial Certification Introductory level: For local/club competitive and junior provincial level
Regional Certification Premier club hockey and junior national/regional championships
Canadian Certification Senior national championships/univeristy hockey and international test matches
Provincial Indoor Introductory level: For local / club competitive and junior provincial level indoor matches

Any person who has never held FHC Umpiring Certification is required to start at either the Community or Provincial level, then progress. Your local umpiring contact should also be able to advise you.

Community Certification:

This is a good option if you are new to the sport or interested in umpiring your local junior high, high school or lower level leagues. The course will cover basic rules, communication tools and practical scenarios that you may experience. It will teach you how to deal with situations and facilitate the game.

Provincial Certification:

If you are interested in umpiring towards a higher level – you should begin here. The course will cover the rules, communication and game management tools, and theoretical and practical scenarios you may experience.

Upcoming Umpire Courses

Umpire Certification Next Course
Community Umpire Contact the Nova Scotia Head Umpire
Provincial Certification Contact the Nova Scotia Head Umpire
Regional Certification Contact FHC
Canadian Certification Contact FHC