|Umpiring Certification Examination|
NCCA will be conducting umpiring certification examinations starting in July 2003. Also, NCCA will enforce the proposal, passed at the Spring 2002 BOD, meeting that requires certified umpires to umpire all NCCA games starting from 1st September 2003. This will give two months for clubs to get their members qualified.
NCCA will continue to recognize Umpires who have been certified by way of attending the NCCA Umpiring Seminars. Such Umpires can continue to officiate games. These people are however encouraged to take the exam because the remuneration for such Umpires will continue to be the same ($44 per umpire, $55 should the umpire do two ends). All new people, and others, who have not been certified before, need to undergo the exam-based certification, henceforth and the remuneration will be increased accordingly. A list of certified umpires (based on both seminars and examinations) will be displayed on NCCA's website for the benefit of the clubs.
ACU&S Review Questions
NCCA Exam1 Questions
NCCA Exam2 Questions
The examination would be of a written nature containing 50 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. It contains a mixture of objective type and short answer questions. Candidates are also required to answer an additional question on the LBW law (in addition to various LBW related questions among the 50 questions, i.e.). This question will not have any marks associated with it, but an unsatisfactory answer to this question will cause automatic disqualification. A set of sample questions will be posted on NCCA's website soon for the reference of candidates.
The syllabus for Examination would be as below - All the laws of cricket 2000 EXCEPT Laws 3.12, 4.1, 5, 6, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 10, 11, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 13, 14, 15.2, 15.3, 15.4, 15.5, 15.6, 15.7, 15.8, 15.10, 15.11, 16.5, 16.6, 16.7, 16.8, 16.10, 16.11, 20 and 21.1. In addition the candidates will be tested on their knowledge of the NCCA Standing Rules.
Minimum PASS score to be obtained for Qualifying will be 65%.
There is no age limit (lower and higher) for taking the NCCA Umpiring Examination.
No prior playing experience or knowledge of Cricket is required.
Education & Assistance
The NCCA and its Umpiring Committee will be willing to assist in Referring, providing education and training with respect to Cricket Umpiring. Interested candidates can contact the NCCA or its Umpiring Committee members directly. Groups of people interested in getting Umpiring education can send a note to the NCCA Executive and request that a crash course be conducted on Umpiring related matters. Attending a class (seminar) will definitely be useful to all candidates but are not a pre-requisite for appearing in the examination.
References & Reading Materials
Tom Smith’s Cricket Umpiring and Scoring MCC’s Laws of Cricket 2000 Wisden The Laws of cricket. (Interpretation of the 2000 code) by Don OslearCompensation Details for Certified Umpires
Umpires who have qualified through the above mentioned examination process will receive a compensation of $66 per game. Umpires who end up doing both ends will receive $110.
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