In this section we offer most of the notes and syllabus from a typical referees' course. These will allow you to see the nature of a course and what is required to become a referee. We encourage you to work though the material as it will give you an insight into the detail of the Laws.
In this web edition we do not include the example questions used in physical courses in order to ensure they are fresh when the candidate sees them.
The extracts below are adapted from the Examining Referee's Handbook prepared by Barry Keen.
The examination to become a Referee consists of two written question papers, one with use of the Laws Book, and a practical exam on the court.
Referees' courses are organised around the country. If you are interested in becoming an Association Croquet Referee and would like further details please contact the Laws Committee Chairman