detailed examples are noted. Failure to apply the standards and
procedures as defined will result in demerits and most likely
failure to pass the evaluation.
Payment of the application fee gives the candidate
two opportunities to be evaluated; the second cannot be
rescheduled prior to a two-week waiting period. Therefore,
it is vitally important that the candidate be well-versed and
practiced in the standards and procedures contained in the
Referee Handbook and take the preparation for the evaluation
Following is a brief sampling of what is expected to pass the
In addition to displaying professionalism throughout,
candidates must use at least two methods to simultaneously
track servers, one of those being a clip that is moved from
server to server, as described in the Handbook. Candidates
must mark every point and side-out on the scoresheet and
record the score in the timeout box whenever timeout is
called. These procedures are just a few that are necessary to
reconstruct a chain of events, if questioned.
The Terms of Agreement also address revocation. After
official notification and the opportunity to address the issue(s)
identified, a referee’s certification can be revoked by a vote
of the Certification Committee for continual, repeated and
purposeful non-conformance to the standards and procedures.
Following each of the three matches required for on-court
evaluation, the candidate will receive constructive feedback.
Once a candidate passes the on-court evaluation the evaluator
will submit an online Evaluation Summary to the Training
Department and credentials will be mailed to the certified
referee within 30 days.
Keep your eyes open for a blast announcing that applications
are being accepted. The sooner you apply and pay, the better
your chances of successfully scheduling the on-court evaluation
date and venue you prefer. In the meantime, make sure that
you have fulfilled the prerequisites and practice applying
the standards and procedures contained in the Referee
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