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Basketball Referee Maryland

To become a certified basketball referee, you must achieve a passing grade on a written rules exam. In many cases, you must also pass a floor test during which you officiate live action. This is to show that you also understand how to apply the rules in a game situation.
Basketball referee training and certification is done on a state by state basis, you will find below the test training center and some information about how to become a basketball referee. All the basketball referee levels may differ from state to state.


What are the major requirements?

– Register Local Officials Association.
– Register High School Activities Association.
– First year official or a new official to a sport, must complete a Local Board Training Class.
– Successfully pass the Background check.


What are the minor requirements?

– Must be at least 16 years of age to referee junior high school and recreation league basketball.
– Must be at least 18 years of age to referee high school basketball.
– Good physical condition.
– A good attitude, rules knowledge and a clean, well fitting uniform.


How much does the test cost?

The test cost is $34.


How much does the class cost?

The class cost is 0$.


How long is the class?

The duration of classes is 1.5 hour to 2 hours.


What is the minimum passing score requirement for the class/test?

The minimum passing score for NFHS is 75% and IAABO is 86%.


How much does it pay per game?

The payment is not specified.


Where can you sign up for the test/training?

Maryland Basketball Officials Association

Address: 4703 Brinkley Road, Temple Hills, MD 20748
Telephone: 301.899.7346


Are online study guides/practice tests/courses/training/testing available?

Yes the online study guide/practice tests/courses/training/testing are available please check the links bellow:


Are you required to attend any local meetings? If so how many?

No, you are not required to attend any local meetings.


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