BECOMING AN OFFICIAL
To become a referee, in addition to the courses and judging, several hours of practice in the ring at local club shows and minor tourOK, naments is required. Performance is evaluated as it is for judging.
All registered Officials will receive a Boxing Canada Official’s Passport which must accompany them to all events. The Official in Charge will record all bouts judged or refereed, creating a record of experience.
To certify you must be:
- AT LEAST 16 YEARS OF AGE
- Relatively fit (it can be quite taxing running around the ring)
- Register as a member of the Provincial Association
- Submit an original and current Police Records Check with your application
Following a 1 day clinic where the Boxing Canada Rules are reviewed and participants are given different scenarios to judge, new students will shadow certified Officials at a live boxing event or simulated boxing show where they will receive feedback from the Official in Charge as part of their training.
After 50 bouts, Officials may apply to be upgraded and will be tested by the Chief Official.
LEVEL 3 & 4
Officials can be upgraded to Level 3 and 4 at major tournaments. Candidates will evaluated based on judging and referring a minimum of 10 bouts during an event and tested by the Chief Official for Boxing BC and/ or Boxing Canada.
The requirements are the same for a referee or judge. However to become a referee, in addition, to the courses, several hours of practice in the ring at a local club is also required. Your performance is evaluated at club shows just as it is for judging.
REGISTER FOR A CLINIC
There is no wait list to apply for officials clinics. This registration is only for announced officials certifications courses seen listed above.
HOW TO REGISTER
JOIN A CLINIC
Check the calendar for upcoming official clinics. Clinic is mandatory for all new Officials.
COMPLETED CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK
All Boxing BC Officials shall provide a criminal record check upon initial registration and every five years thereafter for convictions of crimes against children and/or convictions of sexual assaults. The information may be obtained through a local RCMP office. This form is to be submitted with the membership application.
Registration is handled online. You will be asked to submit a scanned copy of your criminal record check if this is a new registration.
Payment is handled online via credit card. Please check fee schedule. Registration fee is $100.
Registration years run September 1st to August 31st annually. Memberships are valid for this period and must be renewed every September.