Officials Certification Overview

Indoor Volleyball

For indoor volleyball there are 5 levels of certification in the OVA’s Official’s Development Program:

  • Local
  • Provincial
  • Regional
  • National
  • International

Beach Volleyball

On the beach side there are 4 levels of certification:

  • Local
  • Provincial
  • National
  • International

The certification program begins with an introductory development clinic to become a Level 1 - Local Official with available upgrade program clinics to attain higher levels of certification; the highest being a certified International Official. For a break-down on each certification level please refer to our Officials Certification Levels page.

Certification clinics are comprised of both theory and practical components and consist of different content depending on whether the course is for indoor or beach volleyball officiating. These clinics are available to institutions, organizations, and individuals. The goal of the clinics is to certify and develop officials both indoors and on the beach. All clinics must have a sufficient number of participants to allow for a full core of officials during the practical evaluation.

Visit our Officials Clinics information page to learn more about the certification process.

Note, the majority of clinics run from September to January of each year, with additional clinics available in February.

Clinic registrations will be posted on the Events Calendar as they become available.

In order to obtain the next level of certification, upgrade clinics must be successfully completed.  For information on upgrading your certification to Provincial (Level 2) or higher, please contact your Regional Officials Chair.