What is iREF? It is PAVO's flagship online referee training program. It is a multi-level, comprehensive learning management system for referees. The iREF program is progressively structured, patterned after a college curriculum. There are four levels of iREF modules – 100 through 400 – providing the foundation needed for referees of all experience levels.
Why iREF? The iREF mission is to standardize the fundamental training that was previously only offered by various PAVO Affiliated Boards, USAV Regions, and NFHS state associations. The various levels of iREF training are tied to PAVO referee certifications; for example, entry-level referees must take the 100-level modules to achieve PAVO Apprentice referee certification. But the benefits of iREF go beyond certifications criteria.