Officials List & Rules Test
The following is a list of all current USAWA Certified Officials. All competitions or events require a certified official in order for records to be set or broken. The USAWA rules require officials to be current USAWA members to be active officials. Lapse of current membership does not result in the loss of certification. The officials marked with an asterisk (*) indicate that they are not current USAWA members, and until their membership is current they can not participate in an USAWA event/meet as an active official.
Level 2 USAWA Certified Officials
These officials have passed the USAWA Rules Test AND have the experience of officiating in 25 or more competitions.
Denny Habecker – Lifetime Certification
Bill Clark – Lifetime Certification
* Joe Garcia – Lifetime Certification
* Kerry Clark – Lifetime Certification
Dennis Mitchell – Lifetime Certification
* Frank Ciavattone Jr. – Lifetime Certification
Al Myers – Lifetime Certification
Jim Malloy – Lifetime Certification
Barry Bryan – Lifetime Certification
* Joe Ciavattone Sr. – Lifetime Certification
Chad Ullom – Lifetime Certification
Thom Van Vleck – Lifetime Certification
Schmidt, Scott – Lifetime Certification
Level 1 USAWA Certified Officials
These officials have passed the USAWA Rules Test & Practical Training OR have the experience of officiating in 25 or more competitions.
Level 1 – Test Qualified
* Bryan Benzel - Certification expires February 27th, 2015
* Bunch, Dan – Certification expires March 12th, 2015
* Tim Piper - Certification expires April 30th, 2015
* Caleb Robertson – Certification expires April 30th, 2015
* Joe Manfredini – Certification expires April 30th, 2015
* Alison Jobe - Certification expires May 8th, 2015
* Mike Murdock – Certification expires June 8th, 2016
Dave Glasgow – Certification expires June 15th, 2016
Eric Todd – Certification expires August 6th, 2016
Ruth Jackson- Certification expires February 18th, 2017
* Jarod Fobes – Certification expires March 10th, 2017
LaVerne Myers – Certification expires July 9th, 2017
Lance Foster – Certification expires January 17th, 2018
Level 1 – Experience Qualified
* Steve Schmidt – Certification expires June 26, 2016
Art Montini – Certification expires June 26, 2016
* John McKean – Certification expires June 26, 2016
* Mike O’Brien – Certification expires June 26, 2016
USAWA Officials in Training
None at this time
STEP ONE IN BECOMING A CERTIFIED USAWA OFFICIAL
If you are interested in becoming an USAWA Official, the first step is to pass the Rules Test. This is an open book exam over the rules in the Rule Book. There is no time limit in taking the test or limit on the number of times you may take the test. You must have a score over 90% to pass. The following is the Rules Test in different formats. Please answer the questions fully. If a answer is a yes/no answer with exceptions, explain the exception.
PDF: RULES TEST
Word Document (New): RULES TEST
Word Document (97-03): RULES TEST
Text: RULES TEST
Joe Garcia is the USAWA Officials Director. All completed Rules Tests are to be sent to him for grading. The completed rules test may be mailed or emailed to Joe. He will notify you with a pass or fail response. You will NOT be given the questions you missed or answers to any failed responses.
20051 Old Hwy 63 North
Sturgeon, Missouri 65284
STEP TWO IN BECOMING A CERTIFIED USAWA OFFICIAL
After passing the Open Book Rules Test, the next step is to complete three practical training sessions. This process requires an applicant to officiate unofficially alongside a Level 2 official in the One Official System, or judge officially in the Three Official System in three competitions within a year. A combination of using either of these two systems is allowed in order to fulfill the three practical training sessions. If judging as part of the Three Official System is used, the other two officials must be certified officials, of which one must be a Level 2 official. A practical training session form will be available for the applicant to document this process. A Level 2 official must provide authorization that the applicant was competent as an official by signing the form after each event. The same Level 2 official may provide authorization on all practical training sessions for an applicant. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit this form to the Officials Director Joe Garcia once completed in order to apply for official certification.
Practical Training Session Form (pdf) – USAWA Practical Training Session Form
Once this form has been approved, the applicant will be approved as a USAWA Certified Official and placed on the officials list as a Level 1 Test Qualified Official.