Official’s Development Pathway

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC), CurlON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA)  value the contribution of curling’s officials from club events to international events hosted within the province.  While curling is known as the “gentlemen’s sport,” and requires very few officials, the role officials play is vital in the operation of the 50+ provincial competitions and their qualification events which happen each season.

Curling Canada Framework for Officials

The previous “level” system has been replaced with new descriptions of Officials responsibilities. 

Time Clock Operator / Observer Official (previously Level 1)

Curling Canada Member Association Game Umpire (previously Level 2)

Level 3 Umpire – Curling Canada Member Association Chief Umpire

Level 4 Umpire – National Game Umpire, Deputy Chief Umpire & Chief Umpire

Level 5 Umpire – National Chief Umpire

For Detail training pathway – check out the Official’s Development Model.


Officiating is a great way to get involved in the sport, so if you love competition, want to volunteer some time, check out an officiating workshop hosted by either the OCA or NOCA.

Please email practical form submissions to Jennifer Ferris –