An NCAA sports committee may not require membership in any specific officials’ association as a prerequisite for selection to officiate in an NCAA tournament. For all NCAA postseason soccer matches, officials (referee, assistant, alternate) shall be selected and assigned by the NCAA national coordinator of officials with assistance from the regional advisors on approval of the respective NCAA Soccer Committee.
In addition, officials shall adhere to the Association’s policies relating to gambling activities and drug and alcohol use. In addition, officials must conduct themselves in a manner befitting intercollegiate athletics (e.g., character, fitness, rules knowledge, and officiating performance) are all of the highest order. Failure to do so may result in termination of the officiating assignment.
--Officials MUST take and pass an online NCAA SOCCER RULES TEST. Officials will have two attempts to pass the exam with a 90 percent or better. The test requirement must be fulfilled not later than Monday, August 19, 2013.
--Officials MUST be REGISTERED with ncaasoccer.arbitersports.com in order to be considered and potentially receive an NCAA postseason assignment.
--Officials shall be qualified, competent and appropriately credentialed. In selecting officials, experience and ability as a referee and as an assistant referee shall be considered separately.
--Other requirements including a minimum number of matches may be required based on the respective NCAA soccer championship.
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