Note the background check for those over 18 yrs of age is $30. If an international background check is required the fee may be as high as $150.
Background checks are usually completed in 2 weeks or so. International background checks may take longer (up to a month). Keep an eye on your inbox (including your SPAM folder) for any outreach from NCSI (usually from an address like @ncsisafe.com).
The above requirements must be completed before attending a ZOOM session, including background checks.
To verify your requirements are complete, check the Assignments tab in the course registered for and you should see it be marked in green with the status “Satisfactory” near all requirements indicating completion (VIDEO).
Each ENY course has an associated ZOOM call during which additional information on how the referee program operates specific to ENY will be provided.
Attend the First Time Referee ZOOM meeting
Note you will only be invited to the ZOOM meeting if you complete all requirements above (Online Modules & Background Check).
You will learn more about assignors and how to get game assignments here.
The link will be sent out exactly one day prior to the class.
Attend an in-person Field Training Session.
These training sessions are held locally throughout Eastern New York. You can attend any field session. Information on how to register for a session will be provided in the ZOOM session.
Create a personal profile (account) in the ENY Game Officials database. This database is used by assignors (the people who will give you games) to know you are licensed as a referee and provide your contact information so you can be assigned.
Step by step instructions to complete are provided below.