DRBABO Dual Application Process

Referees currently associated with another home board and interested in refereeing with DRBABO can follow the below protocol.

  1. Please fill out DRBABO’s dual application form HERE
  2. Submissions will be reviewed by the DRBABO executive. Application form does not guarantee acceptance to DRBABO.
  3. DRBABO will contact candidates that exude the values and profile of DRBABO members.
  4. DRBABO reserves the right to withdraw membership from duals at any time in accordance with DRBABO policies and procedures.

New Referees

New referees, please complete the application form below.

For those applicants under 18, there is a development referee league prior to becoming a referee. Ay further questions can be sent to DRBABO’s Vice President


Are you available during the week to officiate games that begin at 2:30 pm, you have to be in the gym at 2:10 pm If not please do not register as you will not be selected

We would like to thank you for taking the time to register for the Durham Region of Basketball Officials Education Sessions. At this point the date has not been set for the first session but once it does you will be notified.

Cost for the training session is $150.00. This must be paid at the first session.

If you successfully pass the course and are selected to become an official you would have to be available for games that begin at 2:30 pm during the week, which means that you would have to arrive at the gym for 2:10 pm. All officials are required to be at the gym ready to officiate 20 minutes prior the start time of the game. There are also weekend games with various start time.

How do I become involved with the Durham Board of Approved Basketball Officials?

Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidates for membership must be a minimum age of 18 years
  • Must be in good physical condition and have a suitable personality to deal with any emotional situations that may occur while officiating.
  • Commitment to attend all training sessions
  • Prepared to invest in proper referee equipment (cost $200 to $300)
  • Provide own transportation
  • Commitment to accept/carry out assignments as determined by the Assignor.
  • Experience in officiating in general and/or participation in the game of basketball as a player, coach or official is preferred.Registration and Development:
  • Training usually consist of 5 to 6 in-class sessions and at least 10 weeks of on-floor training
  • Participation in the Sessions does not guarantee you will be accepted
  • A written test must be taken
  • New members will also be evaluated during a Referees Tournament
  • Officials who pass the training program will be considered.
  • Failure to progress in learning (or maintaining) the basic officiating skills or in dealing with elements of the game (physical or emotional) may lead to your dismissal