Decision-Making Competencies

Click here for video examples of  Refereeing Competencies in action

Tactical & Technical Videos

Below you can find an array of videos highlighting key areas for tactical and technical development for referees.  These videos can also be found at the BC Rugby YouTube Channel

Development Sessions

There are a number of additional sessions across the year, held throughout the Province, that are aimed at expanding your refereeing knowledge and sharpening skill sets.

So whether you are looking to update yourself on new best practice guidelines, or do some preparation before an upcoming tournament, check out the table below to see what opportunities will be taking place near you.

Rugby Canada has put together a series of Professional Development Webinars.

Use the table below to register for each session (All Times PST)

2019 Professional Development Series for Officials

Physical Conditioning

To officiate at different levels, referees must be able to complete and Aerobic Test and 40m Sprint Test within the described thresholds below:

For more information on physical conditioning, download a copy of the Boksmart Referee Training guide from SA Rugby - Download







Red & Yellow Card Reports

Click the links below to download copies of the red & yellow card reports.

Annual Admin

Every year, referees need to ensure they complete certain pieces of admin to stay registered.  You can find all the necessary links below.

  • Rugby Ready - Click Here 
  • Annual Law Exam - Click Here 
  • World Rugby Concussion Awareness - Click Here 
  • Referee Registration & Insurance - Click Here 
  • Recertification for Level 1 - Click Here
    • A Level 1 certification lasts for 3 years.  Unless you progress to do your Leve 2 qualification, all referees MUST recertify every three years.

Preparation & Review

Here you'll find documentation for all your pre-game and post-game requirements:

Game Scheduler & Availability Declaration - Click Here

Gameday Guidelines - Click Here

Preparation & Review Template - Click Here

7s Prep & Review Template - Click  Here 

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