Training and Certifications

Presently, the USACUA is certified to hold training for and to conduct examinations on behalf of the West Indies Cricket Umpires Association (WICUA) in the United States and has instituted a very rigorous training procedure that would require a minimum of 3 years to get fully qualified as an umpire.

Year 1: Aspirants are required to submit a completed USACUA Membership Application Form and attend a minimum of 75% of  training sessions from January to April at any of the regional training centers in USA to qualify for the USACUA Preliminary Written Examination.

Aspirants that scored 60% in the April examination are deemed successful and will receive Preliminary Written certificate from USACUA .

Year 2: Aspirants are required to pass the USACUA Preliminary Written Examination and attend a minimum of 75% of training sessions from January to April at any of the regional training centers in USA to qualify for the USACUA Final Written Examination.

Aspirants that scored 70% in the April examination are deemed successful and will receive Final Written certificate from USACUA .

Year 2: Aspirants are required to pass the USACUA Preliminary Written Examination and the USACUA Final Written Examination to qualify for the WICUA Final Written Examination.

Aspirants that scored 70% in the August examination are deemed successful.

Year 3: Aspirants are required to pass all of the above Examinations and attend a minimum of 75% of training sessions from January to April at any of the regional training centers in USA to qualify for the following assessments that are considered to be the final phase becoming a Fully Certified Umpire of USACUA (and, by extension, of WICUA).

  • WICUA Practical Assessments (April to September): Aspirants are required to be assessed for 6 x One-Day Matches (40 Overs/50 Overs) or 12 x T20 Matches. Only assessors designated by USACUA are qualified to assess aspirants. Each assessor may assess a candidate for not more than 2 x One-Day Matches (40 Overs/50 Overs) or 4 x T20 Matches. The average score from combined practical assessments shall carry 60% weight towards the final score.
  • WICUA Oral Assessments (November): The oral assessment shall carry 40% weight towards the final score.

Aspirants that scored 80% in the assessments are deemed successful and will receive certificate from WICUA.

For information on umpire training, courses and/or organizing an Umpires’ Association, please contact us.