As the most important part of any athletic event, ANB needs officials to make sure they can happen. Interested in getting involved? This page contains the pathways and resources to begin officiating in New Brunswick. Current officials can also find the criteria and resources and upgrade from their current level.


Those inquiring about becoming an official are encouraged to fill out this form: Officials Inquiry Form


Progression Pathway


Event credits are a requirement to upgrade levels and can be earned by working events. The daily credit limit is 3 credits and can be earned as follows:


Up to and including 4 hours: 1 credit

More than 4 hours, up to and including 8 hours: 2 credits

More than 8 hours: 3 credits


The progression pathway criteria is listed below. Note that Levels 1 and 2 require experience in multiple disciplines, whereas officials at Level 3 become specialized in only 1 discipline.


Level 1

  • Earned 6 event credits in more than one discipline 
  • Completed the online NOC Level 1 clinic


Level 2

  • Earned 12 event credits, 6 in track events and 6 in field events, since upgrading to level 1

  • Six months as a Level 1 official

  • Received an evaluation from their mentor/evaluator

  • Completed the online NOC Level 2 clinic


Level 3

  • Earned 16 event credits in the desired discipline (4 at provinical of higher, 8 as Chief, Assistant Chief, or Section Head)

  • Have achieved a mark of at least 80% on the national exam

  • Attended a Level 3 clinic on the desired discipline

  • Received an additional evaluation

  • One year as a Level 2 official


Links to NOC Level 1 & 2 courses can be found here.


Officials working to earn credits must keep a log of events worked, including the date, name and location of the meet, number of hours worked, and position worked. Please contact Carl Cummings at for the record document.


For those looking to work at an event to earn credits, please contact ANB at


All officials must be registered through AthleticsReg where they will be asked to provide a Criminal Record Check and complete the NCCP Safe Sport module.


To view the Athletics Canada Officials Upgrading Criteria, please click here


To inquire about course information, upgrade criteria, and to upgrade levels, please contact Carl Cummings at