UMPIRE’S ACCREDITATION
Categories of Classification:
There shall be four categories of accreditation:
        A Grade    -    Highest National Accreditation Level.
        B Grade    -    National Accreditation Level.
        C Grade    -    Minimum National Accreditation Level.
        D Grade    -    Players Accreditation Level.

EXAMINERS.
Appointed by AEBF from the ranks of “A” or senior “B” grade (9) Umpires who have qualified in Eight ball, on recommendation by the NRUC. Examiners are appointed on a “needs only” basis and function under direction of the SRUC

It is further recommended that:-
a) Information package be given to prospective candidates or graded umpires.
b) Each SRUC Director shall supply to the NRUC Director a list of existing Umpires, giving such details as name, background experience, who may be placed on a priority list for “B” grade testing.
c) We the NRUC recommend, on successful completion of examination the SRUC Director will forward to the NRUC Director appropriate list of achievers and their status (grading).

A Umpire’s ID card shall be issued by the AEBF.
Such Certificate, signed by the NRUC Director and emailed to the SRUC Director/Examiner.
d) The NRUC Director shall keep a register of all graded umpires throughout Australia. (excel)
e) The SRUC Director shall keep a register of all their own state Umpires. (excel)

STANDARDS:
a) Head Adjudication Panel at a National Championships, must have a minimum of “B” grade status.
b) Umpires at National Championships, must have a minimum of “C” grade status.
(i) if enough “C” grade are not available, “D” grade may be used in conjunction with a higher grade
c) International events. Minimum “B” grade is preferable, but “C” grade can be used in conjunction with a higher grade.
d) For State events, level shall be left to the SRUC.

 ‘D’ GRADE UMPIRE’S

Prerequisite:
Working with Children Check
Anyone who works face-to-face with children in a paid, self-employed or voluntary capacity, must have a Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance, unless they qualify for an exemption.


Overview;
Appointed by an affiliate on recommendation by its S.R.U.C. after examination. Awarded to candidates who demonstrate a fair knowledge of the rules but lack the qualities or experience for higher grading.


Accreditation;
The AEBF accreditation acknowledges that the holder is recognised as an active Eight Ball Umpire


Accreditation Period;
The accreditation period will be four years


Re-Accreditation
To renew accreditation applicants have to upgrade their qualifications or provide evidence that they have undertaken required activities as well as being active during at least 2 of the 4 years of their accreditation.


Accreditation upgrade:
For an upgrade between “D” and “C” grade, the lapse of time as decided by the SRUC Director.

 ‘C’ GRADE UMPIRE’S

Prerequisite:
Working with Children Check
Anyone who works face-to-face with children in a paid, self-employed or voluntary capacity, must have a Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance, unless they qualify for an exemption.


Overview;
Appointed by an affiliate on recommendation by it’s SRUC after examination. Awarded to candidates who demonstrate a good knowledge of the rules.


Examination;
The “C” grade will require the National Umpire’s examination and practical exam.
Documented evidence “Practical Exam Report” is required to support their nomination.


Accreditation;
The AEBF accreditation acknowledges that the holder is recognised as an active Eight Ball Umpire


Accreditation Period;
The accreditation period will be four years.


Re-Accreditation
To renew accreditation applicants have to upgrade their qualifications or provide evidence that they have undertaken required activities as well as being active during at least 2 of the 4 years of their accreditation.


Accreditation upgrade:
May submit as candidate for “B” grade after two (2) years.
or a special exemption maybe granted after one (1) year. (Honorary “B” grade)

‘B’ GRADE UMPIRE’S

Prerequisite:
Working with Children Check
Anyone who works face-to-face with children in a paid, self-employed or voluntary capacity, must have a Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance, unless they qualify for an exemption.


Overview;
Appointed by an affiliate on recommendation by its S.R.U.C. after examination. Awarded to candidates who demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the rules and qualities necessary to conduct matches of importance,
and have at least two years standing at “C” grade level.


Examination;
The “B” grade will require a more complex examination and practical test.
Documented evidence is required to support their nomination.


Accreditation;
The AEBF accreditation acknowledges that the holder is recognised as an active Eight Ball Umpire.


Accreditation Period;
The accreditation period will be four years.


Re-Accreditation
To renew accreditation applicants have to upgrade their qualifications or provide evidence that they have undertaken required activities as well as being active during at least 2 of the 4 years of their accreditation.


Accreditation upgrade:
May apply to NRUC for appointment to “A” Grade level after a period of 2 years.


Duties and Responsibilities:
May examine D and C Grade Umpire
Assisting A Grade Umpires

‘A’ GRADE UMPIRE’S

Prerequisite:
Working with Children Check
Anyone who works face-to-face with children in a paid, self-employed or voluntary capacity, must have a Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance, unless they qualify for an exemption.


Overview;
Appointed by A.E.B.F. from the ranks of senior “B” grade Umpires, on recommendation by the NRUC. Awarded only for outstanding service and proven ability to conduct matches of importance.”


Examination;
The “A” grade will require a more complex examination and practical test.
Documented evidence is required to support their nomination.


Accreditation;
The AEBF accreditation acknowledges that the holder is recognised as an active Eight Ball Umpire


Accreditation Period;
The accreditation period will be four years.


Re-Accreditation
To renew accreditation applicants have to maintain their qualifications or provide evidence that they have undertaken required activities as well as being active during at least 2 of the 4 years of their accreditation.


Accreditation upgrade:
‘A’ GRADE EMERITUS
Appointed by the AEBF on recommendation by the NRUC. Awarded only to Umpires who have given distinguished service but who by reason of incapacity due to age, infirmity etc. are no longer able to officiate as Umpires.

‘A’ GRADE EMERITUS


Overview;
Appointed by A.E.B.F. on the recommendation by the N.R.U.C. Awarded only to Umpires who have given distinguished service but who by reason of incapacity due to age, infirmity etc, are no longer able to officiate as Umpires.


Examination;
N/A


Accreditation;
N/A


Accreditation Period;
Life


Re-Accreditation:
N/A


Accreditation upgrade:
N/A


George Thomas, South Australia