Officials Pathway

Level 0a : Basic Rules Awareness (Hours required : 5 hours)

This course aims to promote basketball officiating to schools and/or organisations as a skill/passion they might want to pick up. There will only an hour of introductory brief, followed by 3 hours of interactive learning on court. This course will be conducted in reference to the FIBA Official Basketball Rules 2018 (Published in Jan 2019). Topics that will be covered are :

  • Basic Rules & Playing Regulations
  • Fouls vs Violations

Recommended class size : 20 pax.

At the end of the course, participants will be required to complete an open book theory test (1 hour).

Optional : 1 hour of <<Introduction to Table Officiating>> can be added to this 5 hours course.

Level 1 : Mini Basketball (Hours Required : 22 hours)

Including the objectives of Level 0a, this course also aims to form the foundation of all Basketball Technical Officials and specially targeted at students age 16 y.o and below. This course will be conducted in reference to the FIBA Official Basketball Rules 2018 (Published in Jan 2019), FIBA 2 Person Officiating Mechanics 2010, Singapore Secondary School Sports Council Basketball Tournament House Rules 2019

Upon graduation, participants will be allowed to officiate U13 games. Depending on their progression, they may be invited to attend the Level 2 course.

This course encourages participants to do self-study (ideally) at their own pace before each session to maximise the effectiveness of each face-to-face session. Recommended gap is 1 week between each session. The course will be conducted with reference to Mini Basketball Rules. Topics that will be covered are :

  • Game administration
  • Signals & Procedures
  • Fouls & Violation (in-depth)
  • 2 Person mechanics

Recommended class size : 20-24 pax.

At the end of the course, participants will be required to pass an open book theory exam, practical exam and 40 laps of beep test (a 20m shuttle run with increased speed after a certain number of laps).


Level 2 : Officiating Course (37 hours)

This course includes the objectives of Level 0a and 1, targeted at individuals who are aged 16 y.o and above. For participants who have attend Level 0a and/or Level 1 course(s), they might be able to skip some hours from this course. This course will be conducted in reference to the FIBA Official Basketball Rules 2018 (Published in Jan 2019), FIBA 2 Person Officiating Mechanics 2010.

Graduates will be able to officiate in a wider range of tournaments. Similar to the Level 1 course, participants will be required to do self-study based on the topics required at each stage of the course.

Upon completion of the 34 hours of course hours, candidates will be require to pass a theory exam (closed book), a practical exam, as well as an On-Job-Training (OJT) programme which has a validity of 1 year to complete the following :

  • 8 x Table officiating
  • 8 x On-court officiating
  • 4 x video evaluations (graded Pass/Fail)

For more information, please drop us an email at support@bas-officials.org. Thank you!