This is an update on the progress being made for the 2012 National Referee Academies. Registration is going well with over 165 already registered since last Monday.
- George Noujaim, Director of National Referee Program announced that the deadline for accepting new applicants has been extended to June 1, 2012 just in case someone may have missed the deadline. That also means that the $30 late fee will be waived as well. So if you know of someone that is qualified and interested in the NISOA National Referee Program, please have them complete the application process quickly and route it through their chapter and Regional Area Coordinator along with a check for $75.00 payable to NISOA.
- The National Referee Recertification Test is now available online at the NCAA Central Hub. Login to Arbiter Sports and select NCAA Central Hub under the “Type” column. Once you are on the Central Hub Home page, select the “Testing” tab at the top of the page. The “National Referee Recertification Test” should show under Open Tests. This exam must be completed prior to your attendance at a National Academy. You have three opportunities to pass the exam with a score of 80. This exam must be completed and passed prior to your attendance at a National Academy otherwise you will have your invitation rescinded. Consider this when making travel plans!
- Physical Fitness Test should be completed prior to your selected academy if possible. It must be given by a National Clinician, National Assessor or someone with NRP staff approval. All results will be submitted to Kenneth Kaylor, Physical Fitness Director for NISOA at KLKAYLOR@MAC.COM. The PFT requires a passing score of 3.5 overall to meet requirements.