Application for Certification
Use this form if you are applying for Certification. Nobody may apply for certification unless they have completed the requirements.

Applying for any level of Certification is not a guarantee that someone will receive that level. Other levels, Recognition, or no certification, may also be granted based on proven performance.

Recommendation to Apply for  Certification:
* Must have actively officiated (not as an alternate) games of Roller Derby under the WFTDA Ruleset. If you do not meet these metrics, your personal history could still be enough! Please email certification@wftda.com to discuss. Everybody's story is different.
** Level 1: 10 roller derby games in the prior year
** Level 2: 20 regulation or sanctioned games, plus 10 additional games, in the past two years
** Level 3: 15 sanctioned games, plus 15 additional games, in the past two years

* Must have have the required Overviews of Officiating Skill (OOSes) on record, PRIOR to submitting this form.
*** The form to fill out an OOS is here: http://www.wftda.org/officiating/certification/overview -- use this form to check who has filled out an OOS for you already: https://goo.gl/forms/THxmlwLwdvtHQ0dh2 and please refer your Reviewers to our guide on how to provide an Overview: https://resources.wftda.org/officiating/roller-derby-certification-program-for-officials/reviewing-others/ 
*** One must be from a HEAD OFFICIAL
*** One must be from an ATHLETE or ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE
*** One must be from another official: PEER, HEAD, or EXPERIENCED
*** Level 2 applications must include one additional OOS (beyond Level 1) from any other official
*** Level 3 applications, that "one additional OOS" (beyond level 1) must be from an EXPERIENCED official

* Must have completed the online learning sessions produced by WFTDA Officiating Education here: https://learning.wftda.org/collections/wftda-officiating-certification-advanced-courses 
*** Rules
*** Risk Management
*** Level 1 applications must also complete the three position-specific courses (3 NSO courses or 3 referee courses, depending on your application)
*** Level 2 & 3 applications must also complete all six micro-courses, whether they are applying for Ref or NSO cert: Discretion - The Act of Making a Choice • Jammer Swaps • Pack Definition • Scoring • Star Passes • Using Good Judgement to Make a Call

* Must have completed the Rules Test
** Level 1 applications must have completed the Basic Test of Rules Knowledge
** Level 2 and 3 applications must have completed the Advanced Test of Rules Knowledge

* Choose the level to which you are applying based on these guidelines: https://resources.wftda.org/officiating/roller-derby-certification-program-for-officials/what-do-certification-levels-mean/ 
** Level 1: Understood by your local area to be consistent in at least one role
** Level 2: Understood in your region to be excellent in at least one role and to have a general understanding of all roles
** Level 3: Understood to be world-class in at least one role and to have a holistic and textured understanding of the sport and how to officiate it across the board
** All Certified officials should ensure that they have addressed the points of feedback in their prior Certification Review Summary prior to applying for a higher level

Note: Your email address entered below MUST match the one on record for your officiating identity.
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Email *
Skating or Non-Skating Official? *
If applying for initial certification both on and off skates, please fill out this form twice.
Level For Which You Are Applying *
Note that you must be opted in to receive evaluations prior to applying for a higher level. Uncertified officials can opt into evaluations here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8qGvqRZHhJqxTQ1sMIGP8Hcg04r4g7y_W9jJMXJZtdRBGwg/viewform
LMS Username *
What is your username on the WFTDA LMS system? We need this to verify that you have completed your coursework. The WFTDA LMS system can be found here: https://learning.wftda.org/ 
WFTDA Official's Game History *
WFTDA Official's Game History document is required for Certification. This document must be current -- after April 1, 2024, versions earlier than 3.1 will not be accepted. This document must be set to "anyone with the link can view," or your application will not be processed. Note that you need to start this with "http://" or "https://" or it will not register as a URL.
Who are you (A-D)?
This step requires an officiating identity. If you do not have an officiating identity, please apply for one and then return to fill out this form when one has been granted: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1C5BWXn_hRFbRDG7QlQMwujPXqUbCFCaXCa0PIfZzKLQ/
Who are you? (E-I)
Who are you? (J-M)
Who are you? (N-R)
Who are you? (S-Z)
Other Identities *
Please include any OTHER names you have gone by, so we can find any legacy evaluations submitted for a prior identity
I Have Completed the Required Online Officials Education Classes for the Level For Which I Am Applying *
If you have not completed this, you must do so before applying for certification.
Athlete or Athlete Representative who has already submitted an Overview of Officiating Skill (OOS)  on my behalf (Name & Email) *
Ideally this person is someone who has frequently been an athlete you were officiating. If no such person is available, someone who holds the athlete's perspective can also fill out this form. Do not submit this form until you have confirmed that they have submitted their report.
Head Official or Mentor, who has already submitted an Overview of Officiating Skill (OOS) on my behalf (Name & Email) *
Ideally this person is a mentor who has a broad view of your officiating history to this date, such as an official who has worked in a "head" role while you were officiating, either as your crew head, as your tournament head, or as the head official for your league. If no such person exists, choose an official whose guidance and feedback you respect and appreciate. Do not submit this form until you have confirmed that they have submitted their report.
Additional Official who has already submitted an Overview of Officiating Skill (OOS) on my behalf (Name & Email) *
Ideally this would be someone you have shared a crew with many times, or someone who has served on a crew for which you were the Head Official. Do not submit this form until you have confirmed that they have submitted their report.
Second Additional Official (Required for Level 2 and 3 Applications)
For Level 3 applicants, this must be an "experienced" official, who is Level 3, or has worked Playoffs for the WFTDA, MRDA, or JRDA.
Opt-In to Evaluations
If certified, do you want to begin to receive Evaluations? This is required to progress beyond Level 1.
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Overall Self-Evaluation
In this area you may provide an evaluation of yourself, including strengths and areas for growth, and your opinion regarding how you have proven your performance as an official. You may also explain why you believe you deserve to be certified at the level for which you are applying.
Type your FULL LEGAL NAME to indicate that, by submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions laid out in the WFTDA Code of Conduct. *
I understand that any Evaluation or Overview of my skill that is submitted after I click "Submit," below, might not be read in my review. *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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