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Becoming a Referee

This section contains all of the information you should need to gain refereeing qualifications.  For an overview of Squash New Zealand refereeing activity, please read the 2016 Referee Management Plan and CBTA plan:

Becoming a Club Referee (Compulsory for Superchamps National Finals)

Club Referee is an initial step in the pathway to becoming a squash referee in New Zealand.  The requirement to become a Club Referee is to score 90% or better in Part One of the Squash NZ Officiating Examination.  This examination may be completed here: http://nzsquash.co.nz/survey/training.cfm 

Results as a percentage will be returned to the candidate on screen. Results will include which questions were answered correctly or incorrectly.  Candidates are able to re-submit examinations for marking as many times as is needed for success.

Club referees can be expected to referee matches up to their own playing level, but may be able to do higher levels depending on experience and ability.  It must be recognised that no practical assessment is completed for a club referee, and successful candidates should therefore be confident but still take care with the level of matches they choose to referee.

The Club Referee qualification is valid for two seasons i.e. the season you sit the exam and the following season. For example if you sat the exam in 2015 the qualification will be valid for 2015 and 2016 and you will need to resit the exam in 2017. 

Becoming a District Referee

A candidate must submit an application form to their District Convenor to sit the District practical examination. The Squash NZ Officiating Examination must be sat without assistance under appropriate supervision, submitted to the National Director for marking, and a pass mark (90% or better for Part One and 80% or better for Part Two) achieved before practical assessments can begin.

For more information on the practical component of the examination process, please see the Referee Management Plan (link at top of page).

Becoming a National Referee

A candidate must have held a district referee qualification for a minimum period of 12 months at the time of application. A candidate must submit an application form to the National Director to sit the National practical examination, along with their examination for marking and their refereeing activity over the previous 12 to 36 months (minimum 12 months). The Squash NZ Officiating Examination must be sat without assistance under appropriate supervision, submitted to the National Director for marking and a pass mark (90% or better for Part One and 85% or better for Part Two) achieved before practical assessments begin.

For more information on the practical component of the examination process, please see the Referee Management Plan (link at top of page).

Practice Resources

Please see the resources below for practice examination questions and answers.  These resources are based on previous examinations, and allow you to test yur knowledge at home.

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