The National Officials Certification Program (NOCP) is a cooperative effort between the local provincial associations and the Canada Basketball Officials Commission (CBOC) and aims to assist in the education, development and standardization of evaluation criteria used to measure with consistency across Canada the proficiency expected for each level within the program.
ABOA, as a member of CBOC, is supportive of the NOCP and will adhere to its framework. Although certification is not a requirement to officiate at the entry level, it is a requirement at the intermediate, senior and elite levels and officials are strongly encouraged to become certified.
National Officials Certification Program
The National Officials Certification Program (NOCP) is a cooperative effort between Canada Basketball and the Canadian Association of Basketball Officials (CABO)
Course Materials & Assessment Tools
Launched in 2007, the National Officials Certification Program (NOCP) was created to assist in the education and development of officials. The NOCP currently consists of five levels; three of which are administered by ABOA, one by CBOC and one by FIBA. The purpose of the NOCP is to assist in the education and development of officials across Canada. Specifically, its goal was to enhance outcomes with respect to rules knowledge, floor mechanics, game management and court presence.
More information is available below about each level and the ABOA specific requirements to achieve certification.