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Online Community Umpire Courses

The Field Hockey Canada Officiating Committee will be conducting curriculum updates to the online Community Umpire Course beginning on February 20th, 2021. The online course will be unavailable while these curriculum updates are being conducted. All umpire candidates currently enrolled must complete their lesson and exam by Friday February 19th, 2021. Participants who fail to complete the course and exam by this deadline will need to re-register in the next session. 

The updated online Community Umpire Course will be available again soon!


Provincial Umpire Courses

Provincial Courses are $60 for FHBC members and $85 for non-members. Courses are two sessions of 3 hours, including theory and exam. Participants are required to attend both sessions to be eligible to write the exam. Candidates must be a minimum of 13 years by the end of the calendar year to register.

Date: Monday March 8th & Friday March 12th
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm PST
Location: Online (Zoom)
Instructor: Tyler Klenk
Cost: $60 for FHBC Members; $85 for non-members
Register for this course is now CLOSED


Regional Umpire Courses

Regional Courses are $80 for FHBC members. Courses are open to umpires who have a CURRENT Provincial Umpire rating, and are interested in the first steps towards fulfilling the Regional certification requirements. Regional Courses are two sessions of 3 hours, and participants are required to attend both sessions to be eligible to write the exam. Contact the Field Hockey BC office at 604-737-3146, or email with any questions.


Umpire Assessors Courses

Umpire Assessor courses are $55 for FHBC Members. Courses consist of a 2-hour in class theory portion, followed by a 2 hour practical on-field portion. This course type is only open to umpires with a MINIMUM PROVINCIAL RATING and 4+ YEARS OF ACTIVE UMPIRING. Candidates should be interested in fulfilling the requirements to mentor and assess umpires completing the FHC umpire pathway. Should you have any questions please contact FHBC at 604-737-3146 or