Getting Hired


The FOC is responsible for hiring referees for National Domestic Tournaments, as well as certain types of international competitions. Only active, certified referees who have passed a background screen are eligible to work at National Domestic Tournaments. With the exception of Summer National Championships (which is almost two weeks long), most national events are four days long. Hiring priority is given to referees who can work all four days and are proficient in multiple weapons.

Even if you can’t work the entire time but are interested in working, there may be opportunities to work only certain days. If you are interested in working, please fill out the Availability Form for the season.

Check the calendar for tournaments and info on specific tournaments, including who to contact and who the head referees will be. Let us know when you are available!