2015 CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
1) Register as a Great Plains/USAV member
2) Pass a USA Volleyball background screening
3) Register and complete the appropriate certification level online clinic.
You only need to register for one clinic through your Great Plains membership record. If you are not sure which clinic to register for, contact the Region office. For officials who are registered in another Region, you must contact YOUR region to see what their requirements are.
For Great Plains Region Officials:
Log into your USAV membership account (go to www.gpvb.org and click on Membership Log-In)
Click USAV & Region Events (on left menu)
Click Region Ref/Score Clinics
Click the Register button for the clinic you want to register for.
GP15_201 - Great Plains – NEW Certified Referee – 1st Year
GP15_202 - Great Plains – Provisional I Certified Referee
GP15_203 - Great Plains – Provisional II Certified Referee
GP15_204 - Great Plains – Regional Certified Referee
NEW Certified Referee – 1st Year – All officials in their first year of officiating USA Volleyball events.
Provisional I – Referees who are satisfied with their level of certification and have no intention of acquiring a Regional certification.
Provisional II – Referees who are in at least their 2nd year of officiating and are interested in moving to the Regional level.
Regional – Referees who have been given the certification of Regional Referee.
OPTIONAL: For National and Jr National Officials:
There is a clinic registration option that has referee exam A & C and the scorer exam A & C so you can take them as practice tests. This is NOT the test you will take for your National certification. The clinic is called:
GP15_205 - Great Plains Referee Study Exams. This clinic is not required.
When you have finished registering for your clinic option, your course will load into the USA Volleyball Academy learning management system. You will receive an email link that will take you to the USA Volleyball Academy. You will complete your clinic modules on the USA Volleyball Academy. We have also added a link on the home page of the region website to go to the LMS Login Screen. When you get to that screen, you would then click the USA VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY link. (An alternate method to access the USA Volleyball Academy is to go to www.volleyballreftraining.com and click on Start Indoor Training – View For Credit – If you have registered . . . continue.)
If you registered for a clinic in the past, your account in USA Volleyball Academy should already be set up. Your login should be the same as your membership login. If the logins are NOT the same, the system will not be able to pass the information back and forth and you may not receive credit for the clinic. Make sure they are the same. If you are not sure, contact the Region office before taking your clinic.
When you get logged into USA Volleyball Academy, you should see three tabs.
Enrolled – Courses you are enrolled in but have not finished.
Completed – Courses you have taken and completed.
Transcript – Lists all courses that have been completed with other information.
Click the Enrolled tab if you are not already on this tab. Click the Green box to open the clinic and you will see the modules listed. Click the Gold arrow to start a module. When you have completed a module, make sure the system has updated before closing the program.
All courses, modules or clinics do not need to be completed in one sitting. You can start and stop each module when necessary. The module will start where you previously left off. Your certification will not be complete until you’ve completed all modules listed in your clinic course.
If you started a module and need to return to finish, you may go directly to the USA Volleyball Academy.
When you have completed ALL of your modules within your clinic and it says it is 100%, you MUST CONTACT THE REGION OFFICE to let them know you are finished. The system will not automatically update your record. We must go in and add this to your record.
4) Complete the referee test – Form A for Regional level referees and Form C for all Provisional referees. The test will be one of the modules within the clinic you register for. When you have completed the referee test, send an email to Bill Stanley, so he can note the completion in your record.
5) Complete the ‘C’ scoring test TBD or as one of the online modules.
6) Complete 2 scoresheets TBD. The second scoresheet must be completed and turned in by TBD. Scoresheets are to be sent to the Great Plains office (7515 Main St, Ralston, 68127). They may be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 402-593-9760.
7) Complete the required number of observations/ratings. Referees are not paid for the observation/rating matches.
1) No referees will be paid for matches until their requirements are complete.
2) Your certification will not show as current until you have completed all of the requirements.
3) After TBD you will not be assigned to matches until all certification requirements have been met. After that date, if you have completed the registration, clinic, and exam requirements, you may notify the Great Plains office if you want to be assigned to a tournament specifically to complete any remaining observations or scoresheets.
All certification requirements must be completed by TBD.
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