I want to start officiating badminton in BC, what do I do?

Please refer to BBC Website, Courses for Coaches, Click Here


When are the next officiating courses being offered by Badminton BC?

Please refer to BBC Website, Courses for Officials, Click Here

Express your interest in a course and get notified first when one is scheduled. Complete this form, Click Here


What are the officiating streams or pathways?

  1. Local Umpire
  2. Regional Umpire
  3. Provincial Umpire
  4. Provincial Referee
    • Comparable (but not equivalent) to old Level 3&4


Is there an age requirement?

Technical Officials must be 14 to attend a training workshop and 16 to be certified.  Between 14 and 16, officials can participate in development courses and officiate at events, they just cannot be Evaluated until they are 16.


I am interested in doing some technical official courses.  Where can I sign up?

Badminton BC delivers three officials development courses/workshops (Local Umpire, Regional Umpire, Provincial Umpire) and the Referee Mentoring program.  Typically, all three courses (Local, Regional, Provincial) are run in early Sept each year, and then again in January each year.  Otherwise, they are delivered on as-needed basis depending on the amount of interest from potential attendees.  If you are interested in attending a BBC technical official development course, please fill out the following short online form (CLICK HERE) so we know you are interested and in what.  When we confirm new course dates, we always send first notification to those who have completed this form so they get into the course first.