53202 – Sports officials and referees



53202 – Sports officials and referees
Sports officials and referees observe and enforce rules and regulations governing sporting events, athletic games and sports competitions. They are employed by national, provincial and local sporting commissions, organizations and leagues.

Index of titles
Athletics judge
Clerk of scales - racetrack
Clerk of the course - harness racing
Clerk of the course - horseback racing
Clerk of the course - racetrack
Commission steward - horse racing
Competitive sports judge
Curling judge
Figure skating evaluator
Figure skating judge
Goal judge
Harness racing starter
Horse identifier
Horse plating inspector - racetrack
Horse race timer
Horse racing starter
Horseshoe inspector
Paddock blacksmith - racetrack
Paddock horseshoer - racetrack
Paddock judge - racetrack
Paddock plater - racetrack
Patrol judge - racetrack
Placing judge - racetrack
Presiding steward - racetrack
Racehorse judge - racetrack
Racetrack clocker
Racetrack steward
Racetrack timer
Racing secretary and handicapper
Scoreboard operator
Sports competition judge
Sports judge
Sports linesman/woman
Sports official
Sports referee
Standardbred judge - racetrack
Track and field judge
Track judge


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Officiate at sporting events or athletic competitions to maintain standards of play and to ensure that game rules and safety regulations are observed
Record lapsed time and keep scores during events or competitions
Judge the performance of competitors, award points, impose penalties for infractions and determine results
Compile scores and other athletic records
Establish and maintain rapport with coaches, players and organizing committees
Verify credentials of athletes or animals engaged in sports or related special events, and respond to written protests.


Employment requirements
Sports officials require certification by and registration with a sport governing body or commission.
Sports referees require completion of an officiating program offered by a sport governing body.


Additional information
Coaches (53201)
Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness (54100)