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Become a Basketball Referee
EBOA members must be at least 15 years-old.

Stay tuned for future dates in Spring 2024

EBOA New Referee Clinic

Classroom Session Held September 23, 2023

Practicum Held September 30, 2023

If you love the game of basketball, the thrill of competition and have a strong sense of camaraderie, sportsmanship and fair play, you should consider applying to become a basketball referee.

Our dynamic and experienced referee clinicians will guide you through the current FIBA rules, on-court mechanics, approved signals and general game management strategies to set you on course to becoming a certified EBOA basketball referee.

The EBOA will send you an email in spring 2024 indicating when the next New Referees Clinic will be held, if you complete the form.

Are You Already Trained and Accredited?

​If you are already a basketball referee with another recognized referee association and would like to join the ranks of the EBOA, please complete the form and indicate the name of the  association where you are currently a member; the number of years you have been a referee; and your level of experience.

Thank you for your submission

EBOA New Referees Clinic |

Stay Tuned for Future Dates in Spring 2024

The last clinic for new "NOCP Level 1 Referee Candidates" was split over two weekends (September 23rd and September 30th). The clinic fee includes an EBOA orientation booklet and a whistle, as well as a contribution towards covering the cost of facilities and clinicians' fees.

Registration closed on Friday September 22 at 12:00 PM MST.

No late registrations accepted. No registrations at the door. The number of places is limited.

Saturday, September 23, 2023 - Theory and Knowledge

The Theory and Knowledge portion of the clinic includes an exam at the end of the first day. Candidates who received a 70% passing mark on their exam were invited to attend the practical assessments the following weekend. Please note that no refunds issued for candidates who did not pass the exam.

Saturday, September 30, 2023 - Practicum and Assessment

The Practicum and Assessment stage of the clinic held at the Saville Centre (U of A), in conjunction with the Edmonton Youth Basketball Association. Invitations to attend this second weekend sent out following the clinic to those who have achieved the 70% passing mark on the exam. 

No additional fee required for the Practicum component of the clinic. 

Successful candidates who passed both the Theory and Knowledge exam and the on-court practical assessment able to purchase the official CBOC referee jersey immediately following the practicum.

Individuals who attended the September 2023 clinic and did not pass the exam and assessment are permitted to register for future New Referee Clinics. 

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