Provisional Referee

The first level certification for USA Volleyball officials.  This referee has met minimum standards for first year officials as well as the following:

  • Proper professional demeanor and skill as a first referee
  • Second referee: Exhibits basic understanding of responsibilities and performs common duties efficiently
  • Expanded rules knowledge including back row player identification
  • Fully understands and applies individual sanctions; shows basic understanding of delay sanctions
  • Aware of basic alignment and overlap issues
  • Demonstrates reasonable match control for 16s, 17s, and 18s competition
  • Proficient with scoring and Libero tracking systems

Provisional certified referees may go outside the Region to work USAV sanctioned events.


  • Attend a Great Plains Region Certified Officials Clinic.
  • Register with the Great Plains Region
  • Submit and clear the USA Volleyball Background Screening
  • Complete the SafeSport training
  • Be evaluated by a Jr Nat or Nat as R1(1) and R2 (1) in the certification cycle
  • Complete and submit a minimum of one USAV scoresheet
  • Complete the referee Exam A and correct to 100%