Foundation Level


To access this course you need to be over 16 years of age and completed the online Start Hockey course.


This is an eight (8) hour practical course.

During the course you will learn how to act either as an umpire or as technical official with the help of a FIH Hockey Academy Official Educator who will supervise you while you perform your role during competition.


This course is delivered by your National Association in partnership with your Continental Federation and the FIH.


You will be awarded a Foundation Level Certificate upon completion of the course.


This course is verified by the FIH through feedback from the FIH Hockey Academy Official Educator, the candidates and other stakeholders.


To find out more about upcoming courses, contact your National Association.

If you are a National Association interested in hosting a Foundation Level course, contact your Continental Federation.

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