PA West training for new referees takes place each January, February, and March, while re-certification for existing referees takes place just prior to the new year.
A list of classes for both new referees and re-certification classes are listed on the PA West Referee Website at www.pawest-referee.org
. Training new referees consist of both online and classroom instruction. REFEREE RE-CERTIFICATION
: The re-certification process has been changed to an online module only. The 2017 grade 8 referee re-certification can be accessed HERE
. Please do not wait until the last minute to re-certify.
As referees are subcontractors and not employees, our association is not permitted to reimburse for the cost of their initial or re-certification classes. However, we do have an incentive bonus opportunity that if attained, will help to offset these costs.
Questions or concerns about becoming a certified referee should be addressed to the club's referee coordinator, Adam Rice at [email protected]