USACUA has institued a very rigorous training procedure for its members
that would require a minimum of 3 years (typically 4 years) to get
fully qualified as an umpire.
process involves up to 70
hours – and a minimum of 60 hours, depending on the effect of
weather and other unexpected circumstances – of in-class
training. This training will be
imparted during predetermined sessions (or seminars) during the Fall
- There shall be a
attendance requirement of 75% in order for members to qualify as
a subsequent examination.
- This first of these
will be for the “USACUA Preliminary Written Examination
- This examination will be
administered to the qualifying members in April of each year
by the USACUA 'Training Committee'.
overall Certification process
followed by the USACUA is as follows:
- Year 1:
Member attends a minimum of 75% of the training session and qualifies
USACUA Preliminary Written Examination.
- Year 2:
Members who have passed the USACUA Preliminary Written Examination by
fulfilling the minimum passing requirements set forth by the Training
and have attended a minimum of 75% of additional training sessions will
to appear for the USACUA Final Written Examination
- Year 3:
Members who have passed the USACUA Preliminary Written Examination and
USACUA Final Written Examination by fulfilling the respective minimum
requirements set forth by the Training Committee and have attended a
75% of additional training sessions will qualify to appear for the
- Year 4:
Members who have passed all of the above Examinations by fulfilling the
respective minimum passing requirements set forth by the Training
have attended a minimum of 75% of additional training sessions will
a set of six Practical Assessments and the WICUA Final Oral
two examinations together are considered to be the final phase in
“Fully Certified” Umpire of the USACUA (and, by
extension, of the WICUA). In
this phase, the practical assessments shall carry 60% weight and the
- Important notes about the
written examinations are
normally administered in April of any given year.
qualifying for any of
these examinations in any given year shall appear for and take such
in the April of the following year.
assessments shall be
scheduled for qualifying candidates by the Training Committee during
cricket season following the April examinations.
who qualify for these
practical assessments and are provided with a schedule are expected to
their USACUA-approved assessors to coordinate specific locations,
times for each of their six assessments.
- The WICUA Final Oral
Examination will be administered by a WICUA Training Committee member,
in person, within the USA.
Practical Assesment Form
WICUATraining Officers Manual