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Becoming an Official

Becoming an Official

Congratulations, you’ve made a great choice! One of the first steps in this process is to contact your local PAVO Affiliated Board. Along with the PAVO website, your Affiliated Board is a helpful gateway to a successful beginning.
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Getting Trained

Training to become a volleyball official and advancing one’s career as a volleyball official is accomplished in variety of ways. PAVO, in partnership with its Affiliated Boards and the NCAA, can help you along your way.
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Getting Certified

Earning a certification as an official is similar to a licensing or credentialing process. A certification is a recognizable indication of the experience and competence of the individual in this field.
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PAVO offers the RefSchool program to help you prepare for the women's collegiate season and have your rules knowledge maxed out in time for the certification exam.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the site for the 2018 PAVO Convention. Education, networking, and the best of NCAA DI women's volleyball are what you can count on in Minneapolis from December 12-15.

PAVO offers a free PowerPoint presentation that provides basic instruction on completing an NCAA scoresheet and libero tracking sheet.  Schools, conferences scorers, and local PAVO boards who provide basic training should utilize this new tool.

Becoming a Referee

PAVO provides all the tools you need to become a successful referee. Read more

Becoming a Line Judge

Line Judges play a crucial rule in officiating match play. Read more

Becoming a Scorer

Volleyball scoring involves maintaining all the important details that happen during the match. Read more

NCAA Registration

Your PAVO Registration provides concurrent registration with NCAA. Read more