Certification Process


  1. Take the appropriate Officials Workshop and pass the written exam
  2. Record your matches with the logbook or Record Keeping Sheet 
  3. Request and get evaluated at tournaments 
  4. On a regular basis submit your logbook or the Record Keeping Sheet (images or in pdf) to technicalprograms@badmintonbc to be downloaded into your Officials e-Portfolio


1. Take the appropriate Officials Workshop and pass the written exam

For each level of officiating, there is a workshop which you have to take as part of your training.  In the workshop, you will be required to take a written exam and pass it.  The passed exams will be submitted to Badminton BC by the instructor and saved into your Officials e-Portfolio.

2. Record Your Matches through the Logbook

When you are done officiating a match, record it into your log book.  Once you have completed all your matches for the day get the tournament referee to sign off to confirm that you have done those matches. For those of you who do not have a logbook, please print off the "Record Keeping Sheet" below. The referee must sign off for all your matches on this sheet. 

Record Keeping Sheet

3. Request and Get Evaluated at Tournaments

To become certified, you must pass a certain number of evaluations to ensure your competency as an official.  To request an evaluation complete the following form here. The total number of evaluations required are as follows:

                                          Local Official: 1 evaluation at a BC sanctioned tournament
                                     Regional Official: 2 evaluations at 2 BC sanctioned tournaments
                                    Provincial Official: 3 evaluations at 3 BC provincial circuit tournaments
                                                                           Provincial Referee: TBD 

*you can only receive 1 evaluation per tournament*

After your evaluation, you will be debriefed by your evaluator and given your evaluation sheet.  The evaluator will send along a copy of your evaluation to Badminton BC to be placed in your Officials e-Portfolio. 

An evaluation request must be submitted a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the tournament of choice.  Requests for evaluation on the day of tournaments will not be accepted.  


4. Submit your logbook or Record Keeping Sheet to Badminton BC

Once you have completed 6 months of officiating activity, submit to Badminton BC images or pdfs of your logbook or Record Keeping Sheet.  You can email it to technicalprograms@badmintonbc.com.  Badminton BC will send you a confirmation email and  provide you with a recognition certificate in the event you have successfully completed a level of certification.


If you have any questions or comments in regards to the certification process please contact Technical Programs at technicalprograms@badmintonbc.com or call 604-385-3595.