General Information


For Umpires who have completed the Level I and II Certification Clinics, the Certification Level III Clinic is the next step.  This clinic may be taken as either a Slo-Pitch or as a Fast Pitch Clinic.

Eligibility? You must be a fully certified Level 2 umpire, and must have taken the Level 2 clinic a minimum of two (2) years ago.

Pre-game meetings, protests, confrontations, substitutions, review of the 3-umpire system and the introduction of a 4-Umpire System, are all covered in this clinic.  Many situations based on rules, people skills, and working with partners is presented for discussion.  Clinic participants will receive either a Softball Canada Slo-Pitch Level III Manual or a Fast Pitch Level III Manual.

If you are interested in hosting or attending a Level III Clinic, please contact the Softball Ontario office for more information.

* Note: Certification Level II and III Clinics are offered as either Fast Pitch or Slo-Pitch or Combined Clinic (Participants must identify whether they are taking fast pitch or slo-pitch certification when registering with clinic host). 

Clinic Policies

Level III


  • Certified Level II umpire for a minimum of two (2) years.

Level III Training Requirements

  • Attend a Provincial/Territorial Level III Clinic (FP or SP)
  • Obtain 80% or more on the Level III Certification exam.


  • Receive one successful Level III Provincial/Territorial Championship evaluation.

On-Field Application

  • Officiate provincial/territorial minor and adult softball.
  • Qualified to officiate Midget FP, Junior Women FP, Masters 40+ SP, Senior Women SP & Co-Ed SP) Canadian Championships.


  • Attend provincial/territorial or regional clinic annually.
  • Write National exam annually and obtain 80% or more.
  • Active in local and regional officiating program.
  • National Responsibility


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