Extension of Umpire Certifications

Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions the FHC Officials’ Committee recognizes that umpires may face significant challenges at being assessed or certified for recently completed courses or re-assessed for certification that has expired or is set to expire soon.

For these reasons, the FHC Officials’ Committee has determined the following:

If certification expired in 2019 or earlier, umpires must retake the course and be recertified at their most recently expired level. Please note, if special arrangements were made for recertification in 2020 that was not possible due to Return to Play restrictions, special consideration can be made by the FHC Officials’ Committee.

If certification is set to expire between 2020 and 2023, all current umpires will have two additional years added to their certification allowing more time to complete assessments.

Previous Expiration Date

New Expiration Date

December 31, 2020

December 31, 2022

December 31, 2021

December 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

December 31, 2024

December 31, 2023

December 31, 2025

All umpires who complete certification at a new level (complete course and pass on-field assessments) in 2021 will be certified until Dec 2026. Umpires who complete certification in 2022 and beyond will be certified for the standard 4 years.

At this time, certifications will continue to expire on December 31st.

Go to our Umpire Certification page for more information on the Certification Pathway, expiry and renewal, and maintaining your umpiring level. We also provide the full current Umpire Certification List.

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