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Umpiring Courses 2016

To support the development of umpires, Netball Singapore holds regular umpiring accreditation courses.

Course costs: Level 1 $100 and Theory Test Free.


Date/Day: 11th Jan, Mon 13th Jan, Wed 16th Jan, Sat 18th Jan, Mon
Time: 7pm to 10pm 7pm to 10pm 8am to 11am and
4pm to 7pm (Mini League)
7pm to 10pm (Mini League)
Attire:  Sportswear Sportswear Sportswear for morning
beep test and lesson
Full white for afternoon
 Full white
Venue: Kallang Netball Centre
Closing Date for Registration: 4th Jan, Mon
Min number of participants: 15
Course Fee: $100
Kindly make payment ONLY after closing date (prior to start of course)
Course material and rulebook provided
Pre-requisite: 2 years' of playing experience
Clear beep test 6.1 (conducted on Saturday morning)
Online theory test (70% and above) (submit result during course)
Available for purchase: Plastic fingergrip whistle - $10 each
Metal fingergrip whistle - $29 each


**There are umpiring courses for students and teachers, please refer to ACTIVE Schools Programme




Level 1 Umpiring Course 



  • To develop confident knowledgeable umpires  
  • To provide teachers, coaches and players with a better understanding of netball rules and umpiring  
  • To identify talented umpires for future coaching 

Syllabus & Duration:

  • Online Theory Exam:  1 hour (Must be completed prior to the Level 1 course and certificate of completion submitted on the first day of the course)
  • Rules Theory & Umpiring Techniques: 4 – 6 hours
  • Practical Experience with Coaching: 4 – 6 hours


No. of Participants:

  • Minimum 10, Maximum 16

Level One Course Presenters

  • Presenters will be appointed by Netball Singapore.
  • They will have a current Theory pass and a minimum of C Badge experience. (i.e. they might not be a current badge holder but have been in the past).

Special Notes:

  • Level 1 is for Umpires to learn and gain confidence in a supportive environment.
  • Presenters appointed by Netball Singapore.
  • Minimum age -12 years old
  • Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the completion of the course, passes the theory test and completed a carnival.
  • Talented Umpires will be identified during the course and carnival and get guidance towards badging.
  • TID Umpires will be invited to C Badge Workshop. After attending the C Badge Workshop, he/she should be ready for possible badging.
  • Participants are encouraged to practice umpiring during school/club training. If participants have nowhere to get sufficient practical, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration Process:

1. Download and complete the registration form (found above)

2. Payment (*All payment must be made at least 3 days prior to course)

  • Online registration (before closing date) and payment via PayPal
  • Online registration (before closing date) and payment via Cash or Cheque at Netball Singapore (9am-6pm, Mondays-Fridays, except Public Holidays)

3. After Registration and Payment

  • Collect Course Materials and Rulebook before or on first day of course
  • Receive an email confirmation with course details (1 week prior to course)

4. Complete the Theory Exam Online and submit copy of certificate of completion on first day of course

For more enquiries regarding the registration process, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call Bee Ling at 6346 5063 ext 108 for more enquiries.


Online Theory Test

Section Remarks
Section 1
  • Passing mark – 70%
  • C Badge requires 70%, B Badge 80% and A Badge 90%
  • The most recent test mark is the result considered current.
  • Test result is valid for 6 years

Umpires and Coaches completing their Level 1 certificates and/or updating their Rules Theory will now be able to complete this online Free of Charge!

Netball Australia has granted permission to Netball Singapore for our Umpires and Coaches to access their Online Umpire Exam Centre via their website in order to complete the Exam.  This means that Umpires and Coaches who are completing Level 1 courses and/or updating their Theory mark no longer need to sit their Theory Paper at Netball Singapore!

There are 100 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 60 minutes. This test is free of charge and there are no limits to the number of times you may attempt it.  If a pass mark is not achieved, feedback on correct / incorrect answers will not be given to encourage participants to go back to the rule book.

Umpires/Coaches need to follow the steps below to complete the exam and will be required to print out and provide a copy of their certificate to Netball Singapore for validation and record keeping purposes.  

Click here for online test instructions on registration. 

Click here for online test instructions. 

Click here to access to Netball Australia Umpire Exam Centre.



The following requirements is needed for a C Badge testing:

1. 70% pass on Section 1 Theory Exam

2. Complete Level 1 Umpire Course

3. Beep Test Result of 7 within 3 months after obtaining badge

4. Recommendation by an Umpire Coach / Tester is ready to be badged.

5. Practical Assessment :

a. 1 game (4x15 mins)

b. Minimum School A Division or National League Division 4-6 (depending on number of divisions).

c. Assessed as per KPI sheet.

- C Badge KPI (available in pdf)

- B Badge KPI (available in pdf)

d. Assessors unanimous in decision.


Terms and Conditions

  • Netball Singapore reserves the right to postpone or cancel the workshop if the numbers do not meet the minimum requirement.
  • In the event of cancellation, all participants and schools will be informed well in advance.
  • If participants wish to withdraw from the workshop and obtain a refund, coaches/schools have to notify Netball Singapore in writing. A letter of notification must be submitted to Netball Singapore 3 days before the workshop commences. An administration fee of S$5.00 will be deducted from any refund within 3 days notice.  No refund will be given if 3 days notice is not provided.
  • The Level 1 Umpiring Course cost fees includes 6-hour theory.
  • Payment is made via paypal
  • Receipts will be issued upon payment. 
  • All participants are expected to turn up upon registration. 
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