National Officials Certification Program (NOCP)
The NOCP is a cooperative effort between Canada Basketball and the Canadian Association of Basketball Officials (CABO). The purpose of the NOCP is to assist in the education and development of officials. The program consists of 5 levels. Levels 1- 3 are administered by the Provincial Association (Alberta Basketball Officials Association – ABOA), Level 4 by CABO and Level 5 by the Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA).
The NOCP outcomes are as follows:
Every Official who officiates in the EBOA is ranked from Level 1 to Level 5. The EBOA has control over Levels 1 & 2. The ABOA has the ability to move Officials to Level 3, CABO to Level 4, and finally FIBA to Level 5. All new Officials after attending the Level 1 Clinic and who have chosen to officiate in the EBOA, are designated as a Level 1 Officials. You will remain in Level 1 until such time as you request to be evaluated to move to Level 2. The onus is on you to request an Evaluation to move to Level 2.
If you are an existing EBOA member, log into the Arbiter Program. In the top right hand corner, click on “My Account”. You will then see your personal information. On the left side panel, you will see a link called “Custom Fields” click on it and you see your current Level Rank.
Improvement should be a constant goal as an Official and attaining a higher ranking helps you develop as an Official. Some assignments at a provincial level require a certain NOCP Level and, for example, to reach a Level 2 brings more opportunities for every Official. Education and official growth goes hand-in-hand and officiating is a constant educational process. Information is always a good thing. In order to upgrade to NOCP Level 2:
1. Apply to the EBOA Director of Edcuation & Development asking for an evaluation to move to NOCP Level and be sure to provide at least fourteen (14) days notice of your intention to upgrade.
2. The Director of Education & Development or a member of the Evaulation Panel will attend a game and evaluate your performance based on a set criteria in the NOCP guidelines for a Level 2 Official.
3. There is a $75.00 fee per upgrade evaluation.
If you are unsuccesful in your attempt to upgrade, it is recommended that you wait six (6) month prior to your next upgrade attempt. A second fee of $75.00 will be assessed and a different member of the Evaulation Panel will conduct your evaluation.
All upgrade decisions are final and may not be appealed.