The National Officials Certification Program is a cooperative effort between Canada Basketball and the Canadian Association of Basketball Officials. In 2007 a steering committee was organized to put together the framework and curriculum for this program. The purpose is to assist in the education and development of officials. The program consists of 5 levels, 3 of which are administered by the Provincial Association, 1 by CABO and 1 by FIBA. Certification is not a requirement to officiate. However, CABO and Canada Basketball strongly encourage all officials to become certified

National Officials Certification Assessment Instructions
National Officials Certification Assessment Charting Form

Level 1

At the completion of the Level 1 basketball officials' course, the individual will have the skills and knowledge to referee basketball at the entry level

Level 1 Instruction Manual
Level 1 Assessment Tool
Level 1 Mechanics Presentation
Level 1 Rules Presentation

Level 2

At the completion of the Level 2 basketball officials course, the individual will have the skills and knowledge to referee basketball at the intermediate level

Level 2 Instruction Manual
Level 2 Assessment Tool
Level 2 Mechanics Presentation
Level 2 Rules Presentation

Level 3

At the completion of the Level 3 basketball officials course, the individual will have the skills and knowledge to referee basketball at the Varsity/Junior College level

Level 3 Instruction Manual
Level 3 Assessment Tool
Level 3 Mechanics Presentation
Level 3 Rules Presentation
Bench Decorum Document
Bench Decorum Presentation
Contact Document
Contact Presentation
Perimeter Play Document
Perimeter Play Presentation
Post Play Document
Post Play Presentation
Three Person Document
Three Person Presentation

Level 4

At the completion of the Level 4 basketball officials course, the individual will have the skills and knowledge to referee basketball at the Junior College/University level

Level 4 Instruction Manual
Level 4 Assessment Tool

Level 5

This level is for FIBA carded officials