Online Recertification Exam Is Mandatory

All officials must meet the following requirements to maintain varsity eligibility. These requirements are those of the NJSIAA. As an affiliated chapter of the NJSIAA, the RVSOA is mandated to follow and enforce these requirements. These requirements are listed in the NJSIAA Handbook for Officials and in part, in the RVSOA Constitution. Posting here is merely for the convenience of chapter members as the Handbook and Constitution have always been readily available.


To certify for and maintain VARSITY eligibility, RVSOA members must each year:


1)     Pay your dues to both RVSOA and NJSIAA, and pass the background check

2)     Pass the NJSIAA online recertification exam, online, with a score of 85%

3)     Produce valid certification for completion of the online course “Concussion in Sports-What you Need to Know” to the chapter secretary no later than August 22

4)     Fulfill the NJSIAA meeting requirements which are:

·         Attend annual NJSIAA Rules Interpretation meeting

·         Attend two RVSOA educational meetings


As mandated by the NJSIAA, any official that fails to meet these requirements will forfeit their VARSITY status.


As per the RVSOA constitution, such members may remain members of the RVSOA but will be placed on PROBATION.


Members on probation may officiate any sub varsity games