Ringette Canada recognizes five (5) levels of officiating within Ringette.
Officiate within a local association, assigned games, evaluated and certified within the local association by their Referee-in-Chief. Level 1 requires the completion of a Level 1 clinic.
Officiate at the inter-association competitions, regional playdowns, Provincials and similar events at the “B” level of play. A Level 2 Official must have two evaluations recommending an upgrade from Level 1 by Provincial Evaluators and have competed the Level 2/3 clinic. To maintain their level, a Level 2 Official must attend a Refresher clinic once every rule change year.
Officiate in competitions and events similar to those worked by Level 2 officials, though in general, at a higher level of play (i.e., A). A Level 3 official must have three evaluations recommending an upgrade from level 2 to 3 from Provincial Evaluators. To maintain their level, a Level 3 Official must attend a Refresher clinic once every rule change year.
Officiate in territorial championships. A Level 4 official must receive at least four evaluations recommending an upgrade from level 3 to 4 from at least two different Provincial Evaluators, which also must include an evaluation of at least one tournament final game. A Level 3 official must also attend a Level 4 clinic prior to the upgrade, and attend a Refresher clinic once every rule change year to maintain their level.
Reserved for national-level officials and overseen by the Ringette Canada Officiating Committee.
C Officiate games in U12 and younger age groups
B Officiates games in U16 and younger age groups
A Officiates games in all age groups
NOTE: 2022/2023 Clinic Information to be updated via Ringette Alberta - Officials Clinics
Check out www.officiatingringette.ca for Level 1 particulars, including the Level 1 pre-module requirement. Level 1 clinics are typically held in September, in person and with on-ice components. Clinic location listings, registration and tests can be accessed through www.officiatingringette.ca.
Already completed the Level 1 requirements? Please contact your local association to register your intent to officiate this season. You can reach the Lethbridge Ringette Association Director of Officials (email@example.com) for specifics.
For all other questions on Officiating, please contact Lauren Koster - Officials Development Coordinator Ringette Alberta (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Every ringette official requires at least one evaluation per year to maintain their certification at level of the game for the level of their ranking. Officials are responsible for tracking and maintaining their certifications, and can reach out to the Lethbridge Ringette Association - Director of Officials (email@example.com) for specifics.
(i.e., if an official is officiating a U14A game, the highest rank they can achieve is 3C, they cannot receive 3B)
An official is required to meet three criteria to be considered for a move from Level 1 to Level 2. The official will need two evaluations from two different evaluators at level 2, as well as attend a level 2/3 Officials clinic.
An official is required to meet four criteria to be considered to move up from Level 2 to 3. They require three evaluations from two differing evaluators at level 3. They must also attend a level 2/3 clinic.
An official is required to meet five criteria to be considered to move up from Level 3 to 4. They require four evaluations from three differing evaluators at level 4, as well as attend a level 4 Official clinic.
At each advancement stage, all evaluations, must be submitted to Ringette Alberta, processed and approved by the Ringette Alberta Official Development Coordinator for a change in Level certification.
For additional information please contact the Ringette Alberta Officials Coordinator.