Umpire Education

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Online Community Umpire Course

The Community Umpire course is available to those interested in taking the first steps towards being a rated umpire, umpires that desire a refresher, and umpires with expired certifications.  Candidates should be at least 13 years old. 

The Online Community Courses is available to current FHBC Members for FREE & will be remaining so for the rest of the 23′ season. For access to the course registration details please contact

This course is also open for non-FHBC Member or if your FHBC Membership has not been renewed. Cost is $30, Register here (please, select the “New to This System” option to start the registration process).

The course will consist of a series of lessons and practice questions designed to prepare you for the final quiz. You will need a grade of 75% or higher in order to pass the course. If you have any issues registering for the course, please contact

Registrants will have until September 30th , 2023 to complete the course, at which time the current session will expire. Participants who fail to complete the course by the deadline will need to re-register in the following session. Course registration for this session closes on September 29th, 2023

Provincial Umpire Courses

More courses coming soon.

Provincial Courses consist of 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.

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 $70 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 5+ YEARS OF ACTIVE UMPIRING AT THE PROVINCIAL LEVEL AND ABOVE. 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