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Becoming an Official

Steps to Becoming an Official

PAVO and our affiliated training and educational programming are centered around the establishment and maintenance of high standards for officials.

Referee: Antonio King
Referee: Alex Houghton
Line Judge: Kyle Mills
Line Judge: Anthony Buller
Videographer: Logan Manaker

There are a series of recommended, structured steps you can take as you begin your journey to becoming a women's collegiate volleyball official:

Study the rules and learn the techniques of officiating by reading and reviewing:
• The current NCAA Women's Volleyball Rules and Interpretations book
• The PAVO Women's Volleyball Officiating Manual
Consider attending a:
• PAVO Referee Training Camp, and (click here for details)
• NCAA/PAVO Clinic (click here for details)
Attend interpretation meetings and officiating training courses that are conducted in your local area.
(click here to find a PAVO Affiliated Board in your area)
Practice often and in a variety of environments.
Contact the Chair of a PAVO Affiliated Board in your area to inquire and learn about upcoming on-court and written exam opportunities.
(click here to find a PAVO Affiliated Board in your area)
Successfully complete the PAVO evaluation and rating process to obtain a PAVO Referee or Line Judge Certification.
Click here to find out more about PAVO certifications.

Direct questions to Lynette Muller, Executive Administrator, PAVO Central Office at or 316-788-4035.

Direct technical questions to