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USA Curling

Level II officials are responsible for in-the-moment decision-making while working as On-Ice Supervisors, Timing Supervisors and, at some events, Hog Line Officials. As the decisions made by Level II officials can impact the outcome of a game or even the event, strong knowledge of the rules paired with good interpersonal skills is essential. Training for Level II officials emphasizes procedures, rules, mechanics and case studies of actual game situations and officiating decisions. Level II officials work directly with Chief Umpires and Deputy Chief Umpires to further hone their skills during events.

Certification Requirements

General Requirements:

  • Read USA Curling SafeSport Handbook

Coursework:

  • USCA Level I officiating course
  • USCA Level II officiating course

Practical Experience (must be completed within three (3) years of course):

 

  • All Level I certification experience requirements 
  • On-Ice Supervisor for two (2) draws at one or more USCA events
  • Hog Line Official for two (2) draws at one or more USCA events
  • Timing Supervisor for two (2) draws at one or more USCA events

If Hog Line Officials are not used at an event, Level II candidates can substitute the following experience:

  • On-Ice Supervisor for three (3) draws at one or more USCA events
  • Timing Supervisor for three (3) draws at one or more USCA events

All practical experience must receive satisfactory reviews by the Chief Umpire of the event. 

Application:

 

  • Upon completion of practical requirements, forward Level II Application and Officiating Record to USA Curling at:

                                Attn: Development Associate

                                USA Curling

                                5525 Clem’s Way

                                Stevens Point, WI 54482

               

                                Email: christy.hering@usacurl.org

 

Certification Maintenance Requirements:

  • Level II officials must work in a supervisory capacity a minimum of three (3) draws at USCA or international events every three years and have satisfactory reviews from the Chief Umpires. 
  • Upon completion of Certification Maintenance Requirements, forward updated Officiating Record to USA Curling.

Failure to maintain certification will necessitate participation in a new officiating course.