Approximate delivery time: 32 hours
Prerequisites: Current USA Rugby membership, including registration as a referee and Level 2 Officiating course certification or equivalent.
Requirements for Certification: Attend and participate in all course modules.
Requirements for Accreditation:Attend and participate in all course modules, achieve two satisfactory practical assessments (excellent or competent) not older than 12 months, pass take home open book law exam (can be taken prior to the course) and complete presentation of a season plan.
Description: The purpose of this course is to enable officials to analyze performance and prepare affectively to officiate safe, enjoyable competition. The course provides training for the elite level referee by providing an intense intellectual examination of the modern game of rugby. Course accreditation is one requirement for promotion to the National Panel or the National Focus Group. Course certification is one requirement for appointment as a National Evaluator.