|IAABO Board 208
South Central Massachusetts
|Announcements: New candidate introduction information
|Program Name: IAABO Certification Course
Course cost: $200.00, which includes first year dues.
Are you interested in becoming a certified IAABO referee?
There are two parts to the course:
1. Online Training
2. On court, floor training
Online Training Course: We are in the process of transitioning from a classroom setting to a fully
online self-directed study course due to COVID prevention measures. The course will cover all
aspects of refereeing and will provide the knowledge necessary to successfully pass the IAABO
Upon successful completion of the online course, the student will be eligible to begin floor training.
On Court Floor Training: The floor training sessions allow the student to apply what they have
learned during their online training. The floor sessions will begin with empty gym training where the
student is gradually introduced to simulated game situations. We move from there to live youth
During live youth games, the student is paired with a certified referee and is also shadowed by an
additional certified referee who runs with them and provides immediate feedback.
At the end of the floor training sessions, the student will be tested during a live youth game. Upon
successful completion of the floor exam, the student will be "patched" and will be eligible to officiate
basketball games usually beginning at the youth level.
If you have questions, contact Kathy Brady @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Dugas @
We look forward to seeing you on the court.