We want to maximize the officiating opportunities for the successful AO candidates. The nomination process is designed to ensure that the AO’s get on the local Town program’s radar for assignments. By having the local Town AO Contact nominate the AO’s for the training, we know that they will be in the queue for assignments. There is some flexibility with the nomination process – we will accept candidates without a formal nomination from a town, but we make them aware that we cannot provide any degree of assurance that they will get assignments.
Nominations started on January 15, 2021. The deadline for Nominations is February 28, 2021. This will accomodate towns that may get a late start on the process.
Please forward your nominees to either your Regional Referee Coordinator (listed below) or directly to me
at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The first group of AO Nominees will be contacted on February 14, 2021. These are the returning AO's from 2020 who will need re-certication. They will be given instructions for Registration in the 2021 program and for enrolling in the mandatory certification program. This part of the process will run from JANUARY 15 to FEBRUARY 28, 2021. The Registration fee will be the same as it was in 2020, $45 per candidate. Payment options include online (eCheck or credit card) or by check.
Class Signups - There are no live classes on
2021 due to Covid 19 restrictions
ONLINE SESSION 1
Once the candidate registers and makes payment, he will get a link for Session 1. Session 1 is about 1 hr 45 min and is on-demand recording entitled Play of the Game. We are recommending that the viewers watch 1/2 the video in one viewing and the other half in a second viewing.
After viewing Session 1, candidates must take and PASS a 20 question online quiz
ONLINE SESSION 2
After successfully completing online quiz, candidates will then view Session 2. Session 2 is about a 55 min on-demand recording entitled Personal/Technical Fouls and Game Management
After viewing Session 2, candidates will take the 50 question Certification Test
LIVE ONLINE SESSION 3 - Updates and Q&A
We have scheduled several live online sessions in late March to provide AO's with the most current information and to answer any questions they may have.
Once the NEW candidate completes the remote training and testing, he/she will enter into the Mentoring phase of the training. Upon successful completion of the Mentoring and Evaluation phase, the candidate will become a fully certified Associate Official.
Note that returning AO's do not have to repeat the Mentoring process. They will have an evaluation from an EMLOA official to help them get up to speed.