*Background Screening: valid for two seasons and required of all adults working with junior players no matter the role (part of NCR/USAV membership registration)
*SafeSport certification: certificate valid for two seasons and required of all adults working with junior players no matter the role.
*IMPACT certification: certification never expires but required of all coaches (head and assistant).
*Officiating certification: certification valid for one season and required of all coaches (head and assistant) and club directors.
*Required to complete prior to attending any event including tryouts and practice when working with junior players.
Below steps will guide you through registration and process of completing the needed officiating training for the season. Please follow the steps in order as you will not be able to proceed otherwise.
Become a current NCR member by completing the NCR/USAV membership registration. Please allow 5-7 business days for USAV to receive your registration after the background screen is complete and mark you as current on Webpoint. You will not be able to access steps 2-8 unless you are a current member.
Access Webpoint by logging in. Request a Login to create your user name and password if first time logging into Webpoint.
NOTE: Before enrolling in any course, click View Current Certifications/Badges on the home page to see if you have completed any training last season (see image). This will display any Certifications you may have completed along with the certification expiration date.
Click Region Clinics options on the left side of the screen near the bottom of the options menu, then select Region Ref/Score Clinics (see image).
• Find the Coach Officiating Training ONLY or Club Director Officiating Training ONLY and click Participant Registration to register for the course.
• The course will show a price of $0. Click Submit.
• Click Register.
Once registered for the correct training, click the red USAV Academy button on the bottom of the left side options and that will take you to the proper courses needed to complete the training.
On Home page of your USAV Academy, run the system test to ensure computer is set-up and will run the training properly. Chrome tends to be the best platform to use for this particular training while Firefox works well for others (please stay away from Internet Explorer). Most importantly, you need a fast, stable internet connection so doing your training on the phone will most likely not work well overall.
On My Account page of your USAV Academy, begin watching courses by clicking go and watching each slide all the way through in order to get credit for each course.
NOTE: At the end of each course, the instructions will ask to close the window and provide a link to return to course details page. Please be sure to complete this step in order to get credit for the course. Courses do not need to be completed at once as your progress is saved. To return to your courses, simply login to Webpoint then click the red USAV Academy button to continue the trainings.
Once all required courses are finished, coaches will see a Junior Referee - Coach (Junior Referee on member card) certification pop-up on the left side of My Account page where you will be able to print a certificate (see image). If a certificate does not pop-up, you have not completed the training and most likely have another course to complete until the very end.
Club Directors will not see a certificate as the required courses are informational only pertaining to the club director role.
Return to Webpoint and print your member card that will include all your certifications for the season by clicking Member Home on top left corner, then select Print Member Card (see image).
Additional Note: Please utilize the Help Desk within the USAV Academy for any issues while taking the courses. Please select “Report an Issue”, then select “Officiating Training” for the department and indicate “North Country” as your region and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.