Become an Official
Boxing Ontario welcomes anyone interested in being an official
To certify you must be:
- At least 16 years of age
- Relatively fit (it can be quite taxing running around the ring)
- Register as a member of Boxing Ontario, cost of registration is $90
- Submit an original and current Police Records Check with your application
Contact Boxing Ontario for a registration form and more information.
There are 5 levels of Officiating:
You must attend a 1 day clinic. The CABA rulebook is reviewed and participants are given different scenarios to judge. The course is usually run in conjunction with a club show. At the show, students are matched up with certified officials where they practice judging and receive feedback about each bout.
Fee: $90 – Includes Boxing Ontario Registration
Once you are registered as an official, you are given a blue passbook. Every bout you judge has to be recorded in the passbook. After you have judged 50 bouts, you can apply to the Chief Official to be upgraded to a level II.
Officials are usually upgraded at major tournaments. They are evaluated on site by the chief official for Ontario and or Canada.
The higher the level of competition – the higher the level officiating required eg:
Level I & II Official – Club Shows & Minor Tournaments
Level III – Provincial Tournaments
Level IV – National Tournaments
AIBA 1, 2 & 3 Star Official – International Tournaments
The requirements are the same for a referee or judge. However to become a referee, in addition, to the courses, several hours of practice in the ring at a local club is also required. Your performance is evaluated at club shows just as it is for judging. All NEW officials must also submit a police records check with their application form when registering. – contact Boxing Ontario for details on how to obtain a police records check. PRC’s are valid for 3 years.