Umpiring | Courses

WACA Winter Training Program
The WACA training program offers a range of courses catering for varying levels of umpiring.

For more information on any courses and information on registering to umpire WACA cricket in 2014/15 contact the WACA Umpire Manager:
Matthew Hall
0411 056 587
9265 7216

Prior to commencing the CA Level 2 Accreditation all prospective umpires should complete the ASC Online officiating course, click here to get started. This is a generic course that addresses the basic elements of being a sports official. Simply log in, complete the online component and if successful print off your certificate. You are now ready to enrol in the CA Level 2 accreditation course for cricket umpires.

Cricket Australia Level 2 Accreditation
Cricket Australia’s National Umpiring Accreditation Scheme Level 2 course. For all umpires wishing to umpire senior WACA cricket this is the basic requirement to umpire in the competition.

Umpires from any association are encouraged to become accredited. Check with your association Umpire Coordinator for more details.

The program:

  • Is endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission
  • Aims to improve the quality and status of umpires
  • Is recognised Australia wide
  • Delivered by accredited umpires
  • All sessions held at the WACA Ground
There is a charge of $60 which covers all CA materials and tuition.
Dates for the 2015 course are:
Tuesday 4 August Session 1 - Introduction to Umpiring
Tuesday 11 August Session 2 - Laws of Cricket 1
Tuesday 18 August Session 3 - Laws of Cricket 2
Tuesday 25 August Session 4 - Umpiring Techniques
Wednesday 2 September - Laws of Cricket Assessment (All umpires)
Tuesday 15 September Session 5 - Coping with the Umpiring Environment
Tuesday 6 October Session 6 - Legal Responsibilities and Risk Management

Click here for the registration form for Level 2 Accreditation course.

Winter Training and Development
For experienced umpires to refresh and update their knowledge of the Laws of Cricket and to continue their development as umpires. This course involves a mixture of lecture style presentations on the new edition (2010) MCC Laws of Cricket and discussion groups analysing situational applications of the Laws. There will also be a focus on field craft and technique including decision making, coping with the environment and player/umpire relationship.

Attendance at this is considered essential preparation for the coming season.
There is NO CHARGE for this course.


  • Wednesday 5 August - Winter Course 1
  • Wednesday 12 August - Winter Course 2
  • Wednesday 19 August - Winter Course 3
  • Wednesday 26 August - Winter Course 4
  • Wednesday 2 September - Laws of Cricket Assessment (All umpires)

Click here for the registration form for Advanced Laws Course.

Practice Assessment Paper
Now you can attempt a practice paper prior to attempting the Assessment Paper on 4 September.

Contact the WACA Umpire Coordinator and a practice assessment paper on the Laws of Cricket will be emailed to you. You will be provided with an online assessment and after completing it you will be given a score and a remedial review of your knowledge identifying areas to be addressed. 

Umpire Seminar

The annual Umpire seminar returns to the WACA ground for 2015.This important training and development event will highlight the essential elements of field craft delivered in a social environment for all umpires to better get to know each other. The facilities at the WACA will allow for more focussed attention to technique, utilising better technology - videoing of umpires, access to the web, WACA turf staff, etc.
This is open to all umpires from any association and umpires are encouraged to contact their Umpire Coordinator for details.


  • Saturday 12 September
  • Sunday 13 September
Click here for registration form (PDF).

Umpire Development Course
For current WACA umpires wishing to be the best that they can.
Specifically designed to produce the complete umpire addressing:

  • WACA expectations
  • Umpiring philosophies
  • Officiating styles
  • Health and fitness
  • Communication skills
  • Time management
These courses are run during the season and are open to all umpires.

All Dates to be confirmed

Cricket Australia Level One Umpire Program
Courses are run on demand for groups of 10 or more. Contact your local Club or Association to arrange a course in your area. For umpires of junior, schools or community cricket.

The program targets creating

  • a safe and enjoyable on-field environment
  • a balanced attitude to competitive sport
  • and an improved understanding of the game