Umpire Course & Examination
All qualified umpires are required to attend at least one course in
two years to refresh or upgrade their qualifications.
Candidates should apply through their Regional Umpire, existing umpires wishing to refresh or re-qualify should apply
direct to the Chair of the Umpiring Commission but as a courtesy
should inform their Regional Umpire.
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or contact the Chair, Umpiring Commission.
prepare for each event, coordinating
with the event organiser if necessary.
be another team in the event, together with the organiser
promoting a neutral approach to all players, teams and
be firm, fair and friendly to all players and
present a professional image at all times, correctly
dressed in umpire’s uniform.
not smoke or drink when umpiring.
be on the watch for strict application of the rules
of play and the administration rules which complete them.
not allow inappropriate language, behaviour or
concentrate on the games they are in charge of.
stay aware of the overall state of the competition
and endeavour to ensure it progresses smoothly and without delay.
anticipate and resolve likely problems wherever possible.
have regard for the best interests of the game,
including where publicly expressing an opinion of any aspect
of the game or anyone involved it.
always have regard for the health and safety of all
participants and spectators.
never criticize another umpire’s decision, either at
the time or retrospectively.
maintain a record of the event and any rulings,
submit a report to the Chair of the Umpires Commission
within 48 hours.
share unusual scenarios and individual decisions
with other umpires.
Qualified Umpires (EPA)