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Certifications & Requirements

The certification requirements for scorers can be found by clicking on the appropriate links below. If you are a scorer-only official, then this information is for you.

If you are looking for scorer requirements as part of your referee certification, then this information is a guide -- your scorekeeping requirements are listed with your referee requirements found on the referee page.

  • Provisional ScorerOpen or Close

    If you are pursuing referee certification, refer to the appropriate list of referee certification requirements to see what you need to do for scorekeeping, instead of below. Also, use the referee certification progress form.

    If you are pursuing scorers certification only, then use the scorers-only certification progress form.

    New Provisional Scorer

    • Be a registered member of KRVA for the current season and maintain good standing
    • Complete the current On-Line Scorer Clinic
    • Be evaluated on 2 matches as a scorer, each a minimum of two sets; evaluator(s) must sign your progress form

    Provisional Scorer Recertification Requirements

    • Be a registered member of KRVA for the current season and maintain good standing
    • Complete the current On-Line Scorer Clinic
    • Obtain a passing rating on 1 match as a scorer with a minimum of two sets; the rater must sign your progress form

    The Provisional Scorer certification is the basic scorer certification required for all provisional and regional referees, and for all club scorer representatives. It is the basic scorer certification required to be a paid scorer on select matches.

    Registration – All certified scorers must be members in good standing with the Region. For now, being “in good standing” simply means that any registration paperwork and information is up-to-date, and all required fees are paid. All new and recertifying scorers must be registered before participating as a scorer in any event and before any ratings. It is recommended that all certified scorers actively keep score on matches throughout the season.

    Prior Certification – There is no prior certification required for new provisional scorers. Any person recertifying as a provisional scorer must have been certified as a provisional or higher level scorer the previous season.

    Age – There is no age restriction for this certification.

    Clinic – All new and recertifying provisional scorers must complete the current season on-line scorer clinic. Be sure to complete the entire clinic. There will be no “live” Region-run scorer clinics.

    Exam – This requirement has been waived by the scorer chairperson. However, if specifically notified by the scorer chairperson, recertifying provisional scorers will need to complete the current season on-line scorer test, corrected to 100% with annotated references.

    Ratings – New provisional scorers must be evaluated on two matches, each with a minimum of 2 sets. Recertifying provisional scorers must obtain a passing rating on one match, with a minimum of 2 sets. Ideally, matches with a deciding set are preferred, but that is generally not possible to predict. Any regional or higher level scorer may perform evaluations/ratings. The evaluation/rating sheets must be attached to your progress form, and the evaluator(s)/rater(s) must sign your progress form.

  • Regional ScorerOpen or Close

    If you are pursuing referee certification, refer to the appropriate list of referee certification requirements to see what you need to do for scorekeeping, instead of below. Also, use the referee certification progress form.

    If you are pursuing scorer certification only, then use the scorer-only certification progress form.

    New Regional Scorer

    • Be a registered member of KRVA for the current season and maintain good standing
    • Be 16 or older as of September 1 of the current season.Obtain approval from the Scorer Chairperson to pursue this level
    • Have been certified as a Provisional Scorer for at least two seasons
    • Complete the current On-Line Scorer Clinic
    • Complete the current On-Line Scorer Test, corrected to 100% - must achieve at least a 75 on the first attempt
    • Obtain passing ratings on 2 matches as a scorer, each a minimum of two sets, by different raters; raters must sign your progress form

    Regional Scorer Recertification Requirements

    • Be a registered member of KRVA for the current season and maintain good standing
    • Complete the current On-Line Scorer Test, corrected to 100% - must achieve at least a 75 on the first attempt
    • If notified by the Scorer Chairperson, complete the On-Line Scorer Clinic and/or obtain passing rating(s) as a scorer as directed

    The Regional Scorer certification is for those individuals who keep score often and who would like to be more of a leader in scorekeeping. Regional scorers generally are very experienced in keeping score and are allowed to rate provisional and other regional scorers. All junior national and national referees must be certified as regional scorers.

    Registration – All certified scorers must be members in good standing with the Region. For now, being “in good standing” simply means that any registration paperwork and information is up-to-date, and all required fees are paid. All new and recertifying scorers must be registered before participating as a scorer in any event and before any ratings. It is recommended that all certified scorers actively keep score on matches throughout the season.

    Prior Certification – New regional scorers must have been certified as a provisional scorer the previous two seasons. Any person recertifying as a regional scorer must have been certified as a regional or higher level scorer the previous season.

    Age – New regional scorers must be 16 years of age or older as of September 1 of the current season.

    Clinic – All new regional scorers must complete the current season on-line scorer clinic. Be sure to complete the entire clinic. Recertifying regional scorers need to complete the clinic only if specifically notified by the scorer chairperson. There will be no “live” Region-run scorer clinics.

    Exam – New and recertifying regional scorers must complete the current season on-line scorer test, corrected to 100% with annotated references. A score of at least 75 is required on the first attempt.

    Ratings – New regional scorers must be rated on two matches with a minimum of 2 sets each, by two different raters. Ideally, matches with a deciding set are preferred, but that is generally not possible to predict. Any regional or higher level scorer may perform ratings. The rating sheets must be attached to your progress form, and the raters must sign your progress form. Recertifying regional scorers need to obtain passing rating(s) only if specifically notified by the scorer chairperson.

    Special – Any provisional scorer seeking to upgrade to a new regional scorer certification must obtain approval from the scorer chairperson before starting the process. Contact the scorer chairperson.

  • USAV Jr. National Scorer RequirementsOpen or Close

    If you are pursuing referee certification, refer to the appropriate list of referee certification requirements to see what you need to do for refereeing. You will use the referee certification progress form.

    If you are pursuing scorer certification only, then use the scorer-only certification progress form.

    • There are no new certifications at this level – only recertifications
    • Be a registered member of KRVA for the current season and maintain good standing for KRVA and USAV
    • If notified by the Scorer Chairperson, complete additional requirements as directed

    The USAV Junior National Scorer certification was for those individuals who attended the Junior Championships and who wanted to keep score at those events. This certification was retired and no new certifications will be accepted. Existing USAV Junior National scorers may retain the certification by continuing to follow the recertification requirements of USAV. A new certification, USAV National Junior Scorer may be replacing this certification, but that certification is still being developed.

    Registration – All certified scorers must be members in good standing with the Region. For now, being “in good standing” simply means that any registration paperwork and information is up-to-date, and all required fees are paid. All new and recertifying scorers must be registered before participating as a scorer in any event and before any ratings. It is recommended that all certified scorers actively keep score on matches throughout the season. It is also recommended that existing USAV junior national scorers maintain involvement by giving clinics, rating scorers, helping clubs train their scorers, and acting as scorer monitors for events requiring monitors.

    Clinic – Recertifying USAV junior national scorers need to complete the current season on-line scorer clinic only if specifically notified by the scorer chairperson. There will be no “live” Region-run scorer clinics.

    Exam – Recertifying USAV junior national scorers need to complete the current season on-line scorer test as directed, only if specifically notified by the scorer chairperson.

    Ratings – Recertifying USAV junior national scorers do not need to obtain passing ratings within the Region.

  • USAV National Scorer RequirementsOpen or Close

    If you are pursuing referee certification, refer to the appropriate list of referee certification requirements to see what you need to do for refereeing. You will use the referee certification progress form.

    If you are pursuing scorer certification only, then use the scorer-only certification progress form.

    New USAV National Scorer

    • Be a registered member of KRVA for the current season and maintain good standing
    • Be 18 or older as of September 1 of the current season
    • Contact the Scorer Chairperson for specific requirements and more information before December 15 of the current season

    USAV National Scorer Recertification Requirements

    • Be a registered member of KRVA for the current season and maintain good standing for KRVA and USAV
    • If notified by the Scorer Chairperson, complete additional requirements as directed

    The USAV National Scorer certification is for those individuals who attend the Adult Championships and who want to keep score at this event. USA national scorers are considered experts in keeping score and are certified to keep score at all USAV events, except the Open Championships which uses the FIVB score sheet. Both new and recertifying USA national scorers must follow requirements set by USAV.

    Registration – All certified scorers must be members in good standing with the Region. For now, being “in good standing” simply means that any registration paperwork and information is up-to-date, and all required fees are paid. All new and recertifying scorers must be registered before participating as a scorer in any event and before any ratings. It is recommended that all certified scorers actively keep score on matches throughout the season. It is also recommended that USA national scorers maintain involvement by giving clinics, rating scorers, helping clubs train their scorers, and acting as scorer monitors for events requiring monitors.

    Prior Certification – New USA national scorers must have been certified as a regional scorer for two seasons.

    Age – New USA national scorers must be 18 years of age or older as of September 1 of the current season.

    Requirements – The requirements for a New USA national scorer are lengthy, so it is best to contact the Scorer Chairperson for specifics before December 15 of the current season . Recertifying USA national scorers will need to complete additional requirements as directed, such as clinic and/or test, only if specifically notified by the scorer chairperson.

    Special – Any regional scorer or USAV junior national scorer seeking to upgrade to a new USA national scorer certification must obtain approval from the scorer chairperson before starting the process. The deadline is December 15 of the current season. Contact the Scorer Chairperson.

  • Juniors & Scorekeeping

    KRVA does not require certified scorers on its matches; however, it is important to have "qualified" scorers, those who know what to do. In the adult programs, many participants know how to keep score and there are few issues. In the junior programs, there are always new participants, many keeping score as part of work teams. Because of this, we need to have some instruction on how to keep score. Each junior club must have a club scorer representative, who will be the club's scorekeeping contact and who will instruct others in the club. If teams from the club travel to other regions and to national events, where certified scorers may be needed, the club scorer representative will recommend the better scorers from those teams to the scorer chairperson for approval as certified junior scorers. In any case, all instruction is done within the club.

    If you have questions, please, contact the scorer chairperson. For more information, click on the appropriate link below.

  • Club Scorer RepresentativeOpen or Close

    This is not a certification level, however the individual must be certified as at least a provisional scorer. Each club with a junior team must have a krva club scorer representative.

    • Be a registered member of KRVA and a member of the respective club for the current season
    • Be 18 or older as of September 1 of the current season
    • Become certified for the current season as at least a Provisional Scorer or a 2nd Year Provisional Referee
    • Act as the liaison between the club and the Scorer Chairperson. This person will be responsible for training qualified scorers within the club and recommending individuals to be certified as Junior Scorer

    The Club Scorer Representative is a required individual for each club that has at least one junior team. Each club having a junior team must have at least one club scorer representative to be the liaison between the club and the Region’s scorer chairperson by established deadlines as noted in the junior operating code. For junior boys the deadline is January 31of the current season, and for junior girls the deadline is March 15 of the current season. This individual is responsible for the training of scorers within the club using any methods that best fit the club’s needs, usually a group clinic and some individual instruction. The club scorer representative will recommend to the scorer chairperson those individuals from the club who should be certified as junior scorer, a certification level that is recognized by USAV and is acceptable for all junior events. The club scorer representative will send a single form listing the names and membership numbers of those recommended for certification as junior scorer. See junior scorer criteria for information on that certification. If there are any questions or concerns, contact the Scorer Chairperson.

    Registration – All KRVA club scorer representatives must be members in good standing with the Region and with their respective club. For now, being “in good standing” simply means that any registration paperwork and information is up-to-date, and all required fees are paid.

    Certification – All KRVA club scorer representatives must maintain certification as at least a provisional scorer or a 2nd year provisional referee. See the appropriate certification level requirements for more information.

    Age – KRVA club scorer representatives must be 18 years of age or older as of September 1 of the current season.

  • Junior ScorerOpen or Close

    This is a very basic certification level, where training takes place entirely within the club.

    • Be a registered member of KRVA and a member of the respective club for the current season
    • No age requirement
    • Be trained within the club by direction of the Club Scorer Representative for the current season
    • Be recommended by the Club Scorer Representative to the Scorer Chairperson for approval as a certified Junior Scorer

    The Junior Scorer certification is for those individuals, juniors and adults, involved with junior teams that compete in events requiring certified scorers when teams are assigned as work teams to matches. It is a basic certification that is acceptable at any junior event. For the Region, these individuals will be trained within each club by the club scorer representative. The club scorer representative will recommend to the scorer chairperson those individuals to be certified as junior scorer.

    Registration – All certified scorers must be members in good standing with the Region. For now, being “in good standing” simply means that any registration paperwork and information is up-to-date, and all required fees are paid. All new and recertifying scorers must be registered before participating as a scorer in any event.

    Prior Certification – There is no prior certification required for this certification.

    Age – There is no age restriction for this certification.

    Requirements – The training requirements will vary from club to club. See your club scorer representative for more information.