The Program recognizes and certifies two levels of umpire: Regional and National, to allow for each individual’s ambitions and capabilities. Prospective umpires, known as Umpires-in-Training, are not certified but are making their way towards certification.
The USC is responsible for the program, developing and/or approving training materials and setting standards, so that the program is consistent across Canada.
The training and certification of a Regional or National Umpire is the responsibility of the USC. A Regional Umpire, when paired with an equally certified umpire, will have shown the ability to umpire at ISAF Grade 4 and 5 events satisfactorily. A National Umpire, when paired with an equally certified umpire, will have shown the ability to umpire at ISAF Grade 3 events satisfactorily. A National Umpire must also have the knowledge and experience to be able to assist in the organizing and operation of ISAF Grade 3 events.
A National Umpire may ultimately apply for certification as an IU.