All Badger Region professional scorers have undergone a standardized training program to gain and maintain scorer certification. There are three certification levels a professional scorer may achieve: Provisional, Regional and National. Each certification level builds upon the previous level and allows the certified individual to score increasingly difficult matches. A certified scorer may either work through the certification levels or remain at their current certification level by re-certifying annually.

Please note that scorers are considered IN-TRAINING until they have completed all requirements of the first certification level.

PROVISIONAL
An individual working towards Provisional certification is considered in-training until he or she has completed all the requirements outlined below. All Provisional certification requirements must be completed before an individual is eligible to accept paid match assignments in Badger Region. If an in-training scorer is unable to meet these certification requirements over the course of a certification period, he or she will be required to restart the process. Click each step for additional information or registration materials.

  1. Register with Badger Region/USAV: this is $50 annually for membership and $18 every other season for a USAV background screen.
  2. Submit an Independent Contractor Agreement & W9: fill out this online form.
  3. Attend the Professional In-Person Scorer Clinic: this is a four-hour, in-person clinic on the application of scorer knowledge skills and mechanics.
  4. Complete the online Professional Provisional Scorer Certification Clinic: this is a free onlineĀ curriculum.
  5. Volunteer to Score: do this within 60 days of taking the exam.
  6. Complete the SafeSport Training Course: SafeSport is not included in any USAV Academy module, so you must complete this stand-alone training. Information is included within the link provided and upon completion, certification will be added to your Webpoint record.

PROVISIONAL: RE-CERTIFY
Note: The re-certification deadline is February 5th.
Most scorers remain at the Provisional certification level for the duration of their careers. Scorers are required to re-certify annually to maintain their certification level. The steps to maintaining Provisional Scorer certification are outlined below.

  1. Maintain Badger Region/USAV Membership:this is $50 annually for membership and $18 every other season for a USAV background screen.
  2. Submit an Independent Contractor Agreement & W9: fill out this online form.
  3. Complete the online Professional Provisional Scorer Re-Certification Clinic: this is a freeĀ online course curriculum.
  4. Volunteer to score: do this within 60 days of taking the exam (click link for details).
  5. Complete the SafeSport Training Course: SafeSport is not included in any USAV Academy module, so you must complete this stand-alone training. Information is included within the link provided and upon completion, certification will be added to your Webpoint record.

REGIONAL
A Regional Scorer has met all the requirements of a Professional Provisional Scorer and maintained Provisional certification for at least one year. The steps to achieving Regional Scorer certification are outlined below.

  1. Maintain Badger Region/USAV Membership:this is $50 annually for membership and $18 every other season for a USAV background screen.
  2. Submit an Independent Contractor Agreement & W9: fill out this online form.
  3. Attend the Professional In-Person Scorer Clinic: this is a four-hour, in-person clinic on the application of scorer knowledge skills and mechanics.
  4. Complete the online Professional Regional Scorer Certification Clinic: this is a free online course curriculum.
  5. Volunteer to Score: do this within 60 days of taking the exam.
  6. Serve as Provisional Scorer: must hold this certification for one year prior to applying for Regional certification.
  7. Demonstrate Proficiency: the Officials/Scorer chair must oversee two matches and approve the scorer’s performance. This will take place during the In-Person Scorer Clinic.
  8. Complete the SafeSport Training Course: SafeSport is not included in any USAV Academy module, so you must complete this stand-alone training. Information is included within the link provided and upon completion, certification will be added to your Webpoint record.

REGIONAL: RE-CERTIFY
Note: The re-certification deadline is February 5th.
Scores are required to re-certify annually to maintain their certification level. The steps to maintaining Regional Scorer certification are outlined below.

  1. Maintain Badger Region/USAV Membership:this is $50 annually for membership and $18 every other season for a USAV background screen.
  2. Submit an Independent Contractor Agreement & W9: fill out this online form.
  3. Complete the online Professional Regional Scorer Re-Certification Clinic: this is a free online course curriculum.
  4. Volunteer to score:: do this within 60 days of taking the exam (click link for details).
  5. Complete the SafeSport Training Course: SafeSport is not included in any USAV Academy module, so you must complete this stand-alone training. Information is included within the link provided and upon completion, certification will be added to your Webpoint record.

NATIONAL
If you are interested in achieving or maintaining National Scorer certification, click here for information and contact Nancy Paulson, Badger Region’s Scorer Chair.

SCORE MONITOR
Once an individual has become a professionally certified scorer, he or she is eligible to be appointed as a score monitor in Badger Region. Click here for information on the duties and requirements of a score monitor.