Umpire Education


Online Community Umpire Course

The Community Umpire course is available online 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 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.

Registrants will have a deadline 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 June 29th, 2024.

For any issues with registration please contact eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com

FHBC Registered Participants

  • Fee: FHC fee $10 + FHBC $0 (subsidized until further notice) = Total $10
  • Link to registration page: http://fhbcregistration.rampregistrations.com/
    • Once you log into your account, the course registration can be accessed through the “Camps & Clinics” Section

(Please note: As of September 1st 2023 with the adoption of the new by-laws, all umpires in BC must be registered participants. See registration page for more information).

Non-FHBC Registered Participants (Out of Province)

The Community Umpire course is also open for non-FHBC Registered Participants (Out of Province)

  • Fee: $30
  • Register here (please select the “New to This System” option to start the registration process)

Provincial Umpire Course

The Provincial Course consists 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 14 years by the end of the calendar year to register.

Provincial Course opportunities:

  • May 23 & 30th: 6:00 – 9:00PM
    • Held via Zoom – Online
    • Course Conductor: Alison Sweeten
    • Fee: FHBC $60 + FHC fee $10 = $70
    • Registration Deadline: May 22nd, 2024
  • Link to registration page: http://fhbcregistration.rampregistrations.com/
    • Once you log into your account, the course registration can be accessed through the “Camps & Clinics”Section
  • *Must have taken the Community online course prior.  Must be at least 14 years of age.  Maximum 12 participant*
  • If you are interested in taking the Provincial course but are not available on the above course dates, please make a course request using the link at the bottom of the page.

Regional Umpire Courses

The Regional Umpire Course is $80 for FHBC Registered Participants. This course is open to umpires who have a CURRENT Provincial Umpire rating, and are interested in the first steps towards fulfilling the Regional certification requirements. The Regional Umpire Course is two sessions of 3 hours, and participants are required to attend both sessions to be eligible to write the exam.

Regional Course opportunities:

  • None currently scheduled
  • If you are interested in taking this course, please make a course request using the link at the bottom of the page.

Umpire Assessors Courses

The Umpire Assessor course is $80 for FHBC Registered Participants. This course consists of a 3-hour in class theory portion, followed by a 5 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.

Umpire Assessor Course opportunities:

  • April 20th & 21st in Surrey: (must attend all 3 sessions listed below)
    • Apr 20th:
      • 9am-12pm @ FHBC Office
      • 1-3:30pm @ Tamanawis (pending playing schedule – 2.5hrs)
    • Apr 21st:
      • 10am-12pm @ Tamanawis (pending playing schedule – 2.5hrs)
    • Course Conductors: Lelia Sacre and Alan Waterman
    • Fee: $80 (FHBC course fee $70 + FHC official fee $10)
    • Registration Deadline: April 18th
    • Minimum of 6 participants needed to conduct the course. Maximum 15 participants

*Assessors course eligibility: must be 19+, have 5 years+ umpiring experience at minimum provincial level and hold a current certification. (Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis).*

  • If you are interested in taking the Umpire Assessor Course but are not available on the above course dates, please make a course request using the link at the bottom of the page.

Should you have any questions regarding any umpire courses, or are having issues with the sign up process, please contact the Events and Officials Coordinator at 604-737-3145, or email eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com


If you are looking to take an umpire course that is not currently available, please indicate your interest by making a course request via the below link:
Make a Course Request