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Welcome to CERTIFICATIONS

Officials' Certification

PAVO offers referees, line judges and scorers numerous training opportunities to learn and improve their officiating skills. These training opportunities can result in certification from PAVO.

The NCAA Women's Volleyball Rules Committee considers PAVO training and certification for officials to be extremely important to the success of volleyball events.


Referees

PAVO has established several levels of certification for referees. Certification criteria include satisfactory completion of the written examination and an on-court evaluation. The iREF program, an online fundamental training package, will soon be available. There are approximately 95 local officials associations affiliated with  the  national  PAVO, and  those local associations can award one of three referee certification levels (Apprentice, Local, State). After holding a State certification  for  a  period of time, a referee can apply for candidacy as a PAVO National referee. A National referee indicates superior skills and experience as a referee.

Line Judges

List of current PAVO Nationally Certified Line Judges

The PAVO certification process for line judges includes two certification levels. PAVO certified line judges have attended an annual clinic administered by an approved clinician using the PAVO training video and manual, have taken the current-year written examination, and have been evaluated during a match. Nationally certified line judges have met those criteria and also have demonstrated advanced skills during a postseason contest or at a national rating site.

Scorers
PAVO offers a certification process for women's collegiate scorers that requires attending an annual clinic administered by an approved clinician using the current PAVO training materials, completing the current-year written examination and obtaining on-court evaluations. The training process includes practice games that cover typical and unusual situations that scorers are required to understand and record.

 
 
 
 

 

PAVO/USA Volleyball Certification Reciprocity Agreement

The certification reciprocity agreement establishes criteria for PAVO and USA Volleyball referees to acquire a certification in the other organization without having to undergo the entire prerequisite training and evaluation process. This agreement was developed to encourage referees to work at various levels of competition by streamlining the certification path, recognizing their prior qualifications from PAVO or USA Volleyball. The reciprocity is to be used for the initial achievement of a certification from the other organizations.


Direct additional questions to Miki Kennedy, Member Services, PAVO Central Office at pavo@pavo.org or (888) 791-2074.