US Lacrosse today opened the 2015 US Lacrosse Certification Exams for boys and girls game officials. In addition to the certification exams, which utilize NFHS Rules for the boys exam and US Lacrosse rules for the girls exam, US Lacrosse has also published the 2015 US Lacrosse Youth Rules exams for both boys and girls youth officials.

US Lacrosse officials must pass their certification test annually in order to achieve certification and/or maintain certification for the upcoming season. Officials that call the youth game should also complete their corresponding youth exam.

To access the exams, please visit uslacrosse.arbitersports.com. You must be an active US Lacrosse member as an official and be logged in using your email and password for ArbiterSports. For assistance access the tests, please utilize these two guides below:

The exam must be completed online at the US Lacrosse CentralHub, powered by ArbiterSports. PDF versions of the exams are available on the testing site as well for officials to print off ahead of time. The tests are open book and can be completed at any time.

Annual requirements for US Lacrosse officials’ certification include, in addition to the rules test, maintaining US Lacrosse membership, annual classroom time and an on-field evaluation in some instances. Please check with your local trainer to see when these additional components for certification will be held in your local area.

For any questions, please email [email protected] and make sure to check out all the other great resources on your lacrosse CentralHub, powered by ArbiterSports, including videos, manuals, news and other resources.

Charlie Obermayer is the senior manager of officials education at US Lacrosse.

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