PAVO provides access to a number of resources for members and others who are seeking general information about the various aspects of officiating.
PAVO Affiliated Boards
Individuals join PAVO through a local board known as an Affiliated Board. Affiliated Boards are responsible for holding clinics and business meetings, providing examination opportunities both in the classroom and on the volleyball court, and promoting their certified members to the local hiring entities (schools and conferences). There are approximately 90 Affiliated Boards in the United States. PAVO has defined the steps for establishing an Affiliated Board. Please reference the current PAVO Handbook for Affiliated Board Chairs for full details.
Many collegiate conferences and individual schools are using the services of an assignor or conference coordinator to ensure that competent officials are working their matches. The list provided here is updated regularly, as coordinators and conferences provide PAVO the appropriate information.
Awards and Recognitions
PAVO recognizes the achievements, service, and accomplishments of its members through several awards. The criteria and previous recipients are listed here.
The Official Word newsletter is a joint publication from PAVO and USA Volleyball. Archived copies of the newsletter are available for PAVO members.
Forms and Applications
The forms associated with PAVO training camps and national rating team sites are available here. For more information on these specific programs, use the links below:
PAVO Training Camps
PAVO National Rating Team Sites
Uniforms and Vendors
Professional officials dress for the part! There are specific uniform guidelines that should be followed and a limited number of approved vendors for some uniform apparel.
PAVO plays an important role in the volleyball community. Other important volleyball-related organizations also communicate and collaborate for the good of the sport.
For any additional questions you may have, contact Miki Kennedy, Member Services, PAVO Central Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or