Becoming a Professional Referee and Maintaining Your Certification

Background information on becoming a professional referee is available here and through USA Volleyball:


Ohio Valley Region – USA Volleyball memberships begin on September 1 and expire on August 31. All returning professional officials must renew their memberships by the end of October.

All individuals registering with the Ohio Valley Region, Inc. of USA Volleyball who will interact with juniors in any sanctioned activity, including officials, must consent to background screening. Complete details are available at

Returning Professional Officials

To ease renewal and increase flexibility, we segmented registration for returning professional officials into the following three phases. If you're currently signed in, your status for each will be shown.

Renew your registration
Sign in and select "Professional Official" as the registration type.
Professional officials must renew their registration by November 30.
Update your officiating profile
We recommend updating your profile immediately after signing up for your clinic (following registration), but as with clinic signup, you can also return at any time to revise your profile.

New Professional Officials

Individuals interested in becoming certified USA Volleyball officials should review the new officials' program and information at the following link:

Sign up to become a professional official

Professional Referee Clinics

Attendance at an OVR Professional Referee Clinic is required of all existing and all new OVR professional referees. Failure to attend a clinic will result in removal from the list of certified officials. Clinics are $20 for returning referee who pre-register for clinic attendance online and $25 for walk-ins. The clinic fee is $30 for new referees. All clinic fees are payable upon arrival. Both returning and prospective professional referees should sign up online for a clinic.

Our Referee Clinics Page also contains information on camps and clinics to enhance your USAV officiating experience.

Rules & Scoring Exams

Access to rules and scoring exams for existing referees is available only through each member's USAV account in SportsEngine. Referees must log into their USAV account to register for these "courses." Detailed course registration instructions can be found in the Officials' Memos page.

USAV-Certified Officials

Resources for Professional Officials


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