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Women's Training and Certification Process

Women's Game Certification Requirements

  1. US Lacrosse Membership
  2. Contact your local trainer
  3. Take US Lacrosse Women's Game Online Course (free to US Lacrosse members)
  4. Local Classroom Hours & Rules Interpretation - local trainer will share possible dates and locations of sessions
  5. Complete the Annual Rules Test
  6. Complete On-Field Rating - Local trainer will share possible dates and locations of games to receive on-field rating.

Women's Officials Ratings

A rating is the level with which you have been certified by US Lacrosse. Each rating level has different criteria and points of emphasis for different levels of play that official is rated to officiate. Your rating is directly related to your on-field evaluations and is not guaranteed. Those levels of rating are:

  • Youth/Junior Rating: an official who is under the age of 18 or in high school and is qualified to only officiate youth games in which participants are two age groups younger than the official.
  • Youth/Adult Rating: an adult youth official is 18 years or older and is qualified to officiate youth games.
  • Apprentice Rating: An apprentice official is an adult official who is qualified to officiate at all youth, middle school, high school junior varsity and some high school varsity games.
  • Local Rating: A local official is an adult official who is qualified to officiate at all youth, middle school, high school junior varsity and high school varsity games.
  • District Rating: A district official is an adult official who is qualified to officiate at all youth, middle school, high school junior varsity, high school varsity, and a variety of college level games.
  • National: A national official is an adult official who is qualified to officiate at all youth, middle school, high school, and all college level games.

To see a list of specific requirements and expectations for each rating level, please see the Women’s Game Umpire Manual and the Rating Grid Document.