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How to become a FIBA Official Referee?

(see FIBA Internal Regulations, Book 3, Chapter 6, articles 187, 188, 189, 190, 191)

Each national member federation has the right to choose the candidates for the title of "FIBA Referee" from amongst its best national referees. A national member federation may have an unlimited number of FIBA Referees.

In order to obtain the title of FIBA Referee, the candidates must:
- be proposed officially by their member federation;
- participate in a Clinic for FIBA Referee Candidates;
- pass theoretical (basketball rules), and physical fitness and practical (officiating the game) tests;
- pass the English Language test.

Only the official tests and examinations established by the FIBA Technical Commission are valid.

Clinics shall be organised by the FIBA Technical Commission with the assistance of the FIBA Secretariat. They may be organised also by a Zone Technical Commission. In this event, the programme and the names of the FIBA Instructors conducting the clinic must be submitted to the FIBA Secretariat for approval.

The referee cannot be older than thirty-five (35) years of age when taking part in a FIBA Clinic for Referee Candidates and will not be considered FIBA Active Referee after the age of fifty (50).

Download procedure and form
Individual Referee procedure (35Ko)
Individual Referee form (653 Ko)


Where can I find a list of all FIBA Official Referees?
All active and honorary FIBA Referees can be found here.

Where can I find a list of all FIBA Official Referees in my country?
All active and honorary FIBA Referees can be found here.

Where can I download documents related to the activity of FIBA Official Referees?