Mat Officials Certification Program Description

 

OJI MAT OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

 

PURPOSE:The intent of the OJI Officials Certification Program is to provide a pool of qualified mat officials, including timers and scorers. The program will include various qualification levels to encourage continual study and growth while rewarding multiple levels of achievement. All participants in the OJI Mat Officials Certification Program must be members of the OJI.

CERTIFICATIONS:

TIMERS- There will be two levels of certification for timers in the OJI:

a. Apprentice Timers will be required to pass a written test (70% correct) and an evaluation of performance at any shiai. They must be observed during a minimum of 15 matches by any OJI certified Head Timer/Scorer.

b. OJI Timers must pass a written test (80% correct) and a practical evaluation every two years. They must time or score at any two state championships, or five invitational shiais, during the two year period. Testing/evaluation is to be done by any OJI certified Head Timer/Scorer.

SCORERS- There will also be two levels of certification for scorers in the OJI:

a. Specialty Scorers will be qualified in a specific scoring system (any scoring system used at OJI sanctioned events) - (i.e. Scorer-Double Elimination, Scorer-Repechage, etc.). Each Specialty Scorer must pass a written exam (80% correct) and be evaluated at a competition using the scoring system he/she is specializing in.

b. General Scorers will be required to pass a written test (80% correct) covering all commonly used scoring systems and be evaluated at any tournament where he/she can be observed during a minimum of 20 matches. Any OJI certified Head Timer/Scorer may certify scorers. General Scorers must score at a minimum of five shiais during each two year certification period.

HEAD TIMER/SCORER- All OJI Head Timers/Scorers will pass a written exam (80% correct) and be evaluated by at least 2 other OJI certified Head Timers/Scorers at any State Championships while serving as Head Timer/Scorer. The certification period shall be two (2) years. Head Timer/Scorer qualifications shall include capability of performing as an OJI Timer, OJI General Scorer, conducting draws/pairings and coordinating all timers and scorers at any given shiai. Each Head Timer/Scorer must give at least one timers/scorers clinic (lasting 2 hours or more) each year.

FEE SCHEDULE

CERTIFICATION     WRITTEN    DEMO   CERTIF.      TOTAL

Timer (Apprentice)    1.00        1.00      3.00          $5.00

Timer (OJI)               1.00        1.00      3.00            5.00

Scorer (Specialty)       1.00        1.00      3.00            5.00

Scorer (General)         2.00        2.00      3.00            7.00

Head Timer/Scorer      2.00        3.00      5.00          10.00

  

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