Umpire Examinations

netball exams

  • Online Umpire Exam

All players and coaches are encouraged to sit the Section 1 Online Umpire Exam.

This exam is set by Netball Australia and you will need to be familiar with the Official Rules of Netball and review your knowledge using the purple U for Umpiring Exam Guide. These books are available from the Association.

The exam consists of multiple choice questions and is an open-book exam, however to be able to complete the exam within the hour you will require a good knowledge of the rules.

The pass is 70% and you can attempt the exam as many times as you need. Once you have achieved the pass mark, your results are valid for 6 years.

Please click here to access the online exam.


  • Introductory Officiating General Principles course

The Introductory Officiating General Principles course has been developed to assist new officials improve their basic officiating skills.  This course gives a great insight into basic umpiring and you receive a certificate on completion.  Please note that this is a general course and does not pertain solely to netball.

The Introductory Officiating General Principles course can provide the first step towards accreditation.

The course is available from the Australian Sport Commission’s online learning portal.


  • Advanced Officiating General Principles

This program is aimed at officials who are typically operating at regional or state level competitions.