Online Clinics

NOTE:  The Course website (USA Volleyball Academy) is back up!  They are starting out with a 2000 "Seat" limit (only 2000 people can login to site concurrently) while they continue to confirm the fixes made will handle the site load.  If you try to log in and it will not let you, then that will be the reason.  Try again at another time (when you do get in, be sure to "log out" when you leave so another seat opens up for later users).  They have indicated they will email everyone that registered for a clinic during the down period to make sure they have the info needed to get into the system.  If you have more questions, please see our FAQ (Online Clinic Questions) for answers to common questions.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

PLEASE read all instructions below BEFORE taking the clinics so you are sure to take the correct one!

AGAIN for 2013/2014:  ALL individuals (adults and juniors) can take the Officials Clinics ONLINE if they wish (both FULL and ReCert clinics are online).  This is regardless of whether your RECERT ELIGIBLE Field (below) has a "B" or "S".  However, only those individuals that are Re-Cert eligible should select their applicable Re-Cert Clinic Online.  Please read below!  You must confirm your status before taking the clinic so you will take the correct one!  The Region will not grant certification unless you take the CORRECT clinic! 

For the 2013/2014 Season, those individuals that were certified as a Scorekeeper ("S") or Referee ("B") during the 2013 season are eligible to take the re-cert clinic online (there will not be any Recert clinics in person this year).  To check to see if you are eligible, log in to your member account and check the "Re-cert Eligible" field (My Information in main left menu and then Main Info tab) for one of the codes above (The codes are current for the 2013/2014 season).  For an additional explanation of the Recert Eligible Codes, see this information page.

HAVE QUESTIONS?  After reviewing the information below, if you get errors or have questions, please see our FAQ first for answers to common questions about the Online Clinics.

General Officials Clinic Information (everyone follows these steps to begin):

  • AGAIN for 2013/2014 - EVERYONE can take the clinics online this year - regardless of their Re-Cert status in their record.  However, only those with a "B" or "S" in their Recert Eligible Field can take the designated Recert clinics online.
  • NEW this season - All Clinics are accessed from within your Carolina Region/USA Volleyball Member record!  When you complete your curriculum, your officials certification will be updated to CURRENT AUTOMATICALLY!
  • If you have not applied for your 2014 membership yet, you will need to do that first.  Go to our Online Registration Information page for instructions on applying as a NEW member or Renewing a membership (for those that have been a member in the past).
  • After you have completed your 2014 membership application (Status is CURRENT for 2014), then you can register for an online officials clinic.
  • General Notes - If you will be a REFEREE - just choose the applicable "Referee" clinic below.  Scorer modules are included in the Referee Clinics automatically as all referees need to know how to keep score.  Only choose a "Scorer Only" clinic option if you will not be a Referee at all this season but do want to be certified as a Scorer.

Specific Officials Clinic Information (users will choose ONE depending on their Level and ReCert Status):

  • Login in to your Carolina Region/USAV member account.
  • Choose the Event Registration menu item - then choose "Region Ref/Score Clinics".  The Online Clinics will be listed with dates of:  "Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 (12:00 AM) - Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 (11:45 PM)".  Read the descriptions below and choose ONLY the curriculum that you need in order to get certified:  
    • NEW Juniors Online Officials Clinic - This course is for ALL NEW Junior Players that want to get certified as a ref/scorer. It is for Junior Players that were NOT certified as a Referee last season!  Adults that are taking the clinic to meet the one adult per junior team requirement (only) may also take this clinic. Adult Team Officials (even if also a junior coach) and Professional Officials DO NOT take this clinic.  Competition of this clinic will grant a Junior Referee certification.
    • RECERT Juniors Online Officials Clinic - This course is ONLY for Junior Players that are eligible for the RECERT Clinic that want to get certified as a ref/scorer. There should be a "B" in your Recert Eligible field (instructions on checking your status is here!) Those users that are not eligible for this clinic may not receive certification for completing it. Adults that are taking the clinic to meet the one adult per junior team requirement (only) may also take this clinic IF THEY ALSO have a "B" in their Recert Eligible field.  Adult Team Officials (even if also a junior coach) and Professional Officials DO NOT take this clinic.  Completion of this clinic will grant a Junior Referee certification.
    • NEW Adult Team Referee Online Officials Clinic - This course is for NEW Adult Team officials that want to get certified as a Ref/Scorer. It is for Adult Team Referees that were not certified last season.  Completion of this clinic will grant an Adult Team Referee Certification.
    • RECERT Adult Team Referee Online Officials Clinic - This course is only for Adult Team officials that are eligible for the RECERT clinic that want to get certified as a Ref/Scorer.   There should be a "B" in your Recert eligible field (instructions on checking your status is here!)  Those users that are not eligible for this clinic may not receive certification for completing it.   Adult Coaches that are taking the clinic to meet the one adult per junior team requirement (only) may also take this clinic IF THEY ALSO have a "B" in their Recert Eligible field. Professional Officials DO NOT take this clinic.  Completion of this clinic will grant a Adult Team Referee certification.
    • NEW Juniors SCORERS ONLY Online Clinic - This course is for Juniors that ONLY want to be certified as a Scorer this season and were NOT certified as a Scorer last season.  Do NOT choose this if you are also a Referee (the above Referee courses include the Scorer modules and tests automatically!)  Completion of this clinic will grant a Junior Scorer Certification only (cannot also be a referee).
    • NEW Adult Team SCORERS ONLY Online Clinic - This course is for Adults that ONLY want to be certified as a Scorer this season and were NOT certified as a Scorer last season.  Do NOT choose this if you are also a Referee (the above Referee courses include the Scorer modules and tests automatically!)  Completion of this clinic will grant an Adult Team Scorer Certification only (cannot also be a referee).
    • RECERT Juniors SCORERS ONLY Online Clinic - This course is for Juniors that ONLY want to be certified as a Scorer this season and were certified as a Scorer last season (there should be an "S" or "B" in your Recert Eligible field).  Do NOT choose this if you are also a Referee (the above Referee courses include the Scorer modules and tests automatically!)  Completion of this clinic will grant Junior Scorer Certification only (cannot also be a referee).
    • RECERT Adult Team SCORERS ONLY Online Clinic - This course is for Adults that ONLY want to be certified as a Scorer this season and were certified as a Scorer last season (there should be an "S" or "B" in your Recert Eligible field).  Do NOT choose this if you are also a Referee (the above Referee courses include the Scorer modules and tests automatically!)  Completion of this clinic will grant Adult Team Scorer Certification only (cannot also be a referee).
    • Professional Referee Online Officials Clinic - This course is for our Professional Officials only (those adults working our Junior Tournaments). Officials with 4 years or less experience should attend an in-person clinic rather than the online clinic. All other officials or newer officials with permission from Marilyn, can complete this online clinic. When registering for this clinic, please select your CURRENT Certification as showing in your member record (Provisional 1, Provisional 2, Regional 1 or Regional 2). Completion of this clinic will grant the certification selected (Provisional 1, Provisional 2, Regional 1 or Regional 2). Officials wishing to upgrade their certification should contact Ronnie Mutter, the Carolina Region Ref Chair.
  • To begin taking your courses, click on the "Register" button to the right of the clinic name.
  • IMPORTANT - Follow the link in the confirmation email to sign in to the USA Volleyball Academy using the same login credentials as your Webpoint ID!  (If you took online clinics last year, do not use last season’s ID’s - they have been deleted from the system - Use your Webpoint ID so the results will flow back into your record).  After you successfully register for the online clinic, you will ALWAYS return to that website to continue to take the clinic (you do not have to finish in one sitting.  You can log back in later and pick up where you left off!).  But, do not try to access clinics through your Webpoint membership record.  Just log in through the URL emailed to you in your confirmation email.
  • You must take all modules/clinics listed in your Course in order to meet the certification requirement. You can log out and back in as many times as you wish and the system will pick up where you left off (so you do not have to do all these modules in one sitting!)
  • When you complete your clinic to 100%, your certification should go to CURRENT automatically.  You can confirm that by logging in to your member record.  You can print a new USAV member card at any time and your certifications will print on the card.

We are excited about these new course capabilities (especially integration with your member record!).  We hope you like this year’s clinics and the improvements made over previous years!