Officials in Badminton

Badminton Nova Scotia recognizes the importance of having trained officials at tournaments. Officials ensure high quality tournaments with the proper enforcement of rules and regulations. BNS encourages officials to get involved in the Badminton Nova Scotia Officiating Program. This program will assist officials to gain skills in the areas of umpiring and service judging while giving them opportunity to gain experience using these skills in tournament in match scenarios.

Regional Umpires

Regional umpires may umpire at the club and provincial level anyone 14 or older may become a regional umpire.

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Provincial Umpires

Provincial umpires may umpire at the provinical and atlantic levels we welcome umpires 14 and older.

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National Umpires

National umpires may umpire at national events and may be invited to PAN AM or BWF events. All umpires 18 and older are welcome.

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Regional Umpire Program

Regional umpires are introduced to officiating in badminton and encouraged to officiate at local clubs and tournaments. Additionally, regional umpires are welcome to enter the provincial umpiring program.

Provincial Umpire Program

Provincial umpires are welcomed to officiate at the provincial and atlantic levels.  Provincial umpires may be invited as tournament referees at provincial level events. All provincial umpires are welcome to start the national umpiring program. 

National Umpire Certification

Fully certified provincial officials are encouraged to obtain national certification. Provincial officials as well as national officials are given the opportunity to apply for national and international assignments by the National Officials Committee (N.O.C.). The N.O.C. is the national governing body responsible for training and accreditation of national officials.
The essential components are:
       1.  Two years experience as a provincial official;
       2.  Written exam (approx. three hours); and
       3.  On court practical skill evaluation.

Officiating Development

Below are the events offered by BNS in support of our officials:  

There are no upcoming events at this time.



$ 20.00/ yr.

  • Access to BNS supported programming
  • Insurance through BNS
  • Regular updates on BNS programming and events
  • Preferred rates on shuttles and gear
  • Welcome to participate in Badminton ‘Fun days’
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Need More info on Officiating?

Contact us using the form below to learn more about becoming an official and advancing your officiating skills.

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