Levels of Officials

Please Note: The Ranks program is changing! Over the course of the next year, there will be a new Ranks program to replace the current one, with ranks easily translated. More information on this and the transfer will be ongoing. Ringette Alberta will communicate and update this page once more information becomes available.

Below is the information from before 2023:

There are five levels of officials within the sport of ringette.  Level 5 is reserved for national-level officials and is under the sole jurisdiction of the Ringette Canada Officiating Committee.

Level 1 Officials - Officiate within their local association, are assigned games, are evaluated and certified within the local association by their Referee-in-Chief.  A Level 1 Official must attend a Level 1 clinic.

Level 2 Officials - Officiate at inter-association competitions, regional playdowns, Provincials, and similar events at the “B” level of play.  A Level 2 Official must have received two evaluations recommending upgrade by Provincial Evaluators, as well as having taken and passed the Level 2/3 clinic.  Attendance at a Refresher clinic is required once every rule change year.

Level 3 Officials - Officiate in competitions and events similar to those worked by Level 2 officials but generally at a higher level of play (ie. “A”).  Upgrade from Level 2 to 3 requires a minimum of three evaluations by Provincial Evaluators recommending the same.  Attendance at a Refresher clinic is required once every rule change year.

Level 4 Officials - Officiate in territorial championships.  The official must receive four evaluations (including a tournament final game) from at least two different officiating evaluators to be upgraded from a Level 3 to a level 4.  As well there is a Level 4 clinic that must be taken prior to upgrade. Attendance at a Refresher clinic is required once every rule change year.


C         Officiate games in U12 and younger age groups
B         Officiate games in U16 and younger age groups
A         Officiate games in all age groups


For more information on Levels and Certification, please visit the Officiating Ringette Canada site.


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