Entrance Requirements for The Umpire School

Age: 18 and older

Prior Experience: None required. All students will receive the same comprehensive training and evaluation.

Physical Condition: Students must have the physical ability to participate in a training program that requires frequent voice projection, stretching, bending, squatting, jogging, sprinting, and standing for periods of three hours or more and participate in a daily conditioning program of medium-impact aerobics designed to exercise and strengthen muscle groups most utilized by umpires.

Statement of Health: Prospective students will be required to disclose any health issues that need to be understood by the staff for the student's personal treatment and safety.

Applicants with Disabilities: Applicants with disabilities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must contact The Umpire School office to determine if special accommodations can be provided for participation and completion of the training program.

Enrollment Contract: Applicants must submit a signed enrollment contract to complete the registration process. School administration will email applicants the enrollment contract with instructions upon receipt of a completed application and minimum $200 deposit (see Registration page for information on the cancellation and refund policy).

Professional Course Dates: January 5 - February 2, 2014

Graduation Requirements for The Umpire School

Students will be graded on an overall pass or fail system for each course based on satisfactory progress in the core competency areas and written examination scores. In order to receive a Certificate of Training from The Umpire School a student must complete and demonstrate minimum proficiency levels in all core competencies, both written and technical, along with an acceptable attendance rate. Upon satisfactory completion of the program the student will be awarded a Certificate of Training.

Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress

If a student fails to make satisfactory progress in the core competency areas and/or on the written examinations, their academic progress may be interrupted at the recommendation of The Umpire School instructors. A student will be able to re-apply for admission to The Umpire School after one year if academic progress is interrupted.

Statement for Prior Credit and Transfer Credit

Transferability of credits earned at this institution is determined by the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. This School does not accept transfer credit from any other institution.