MLA Box Lacrosse Officials Development Pathway


Level Required Experience Qualifications Eligible Divisions
Entry-Level First-year officials
  • Minimum 14 years of age in the calendar year
  • Attend an Entry-level/Level 1 clinic
  • Score 70% or better on the Entry-level certification exam
  • 10U
  • 12U
Level 1 Second-year officials
  • Minimum 15 years of age in the calendar year
  • Attend an Entry-level/Level 1 clinic
  • Score 70% or better on the Level 1 certification exam
  • Evaluation to progress from Entry-level
  • 10U
  • 12U
Level 2 Third-year officials
  • Minimum 16 years of age in the calendar year
  • Attend a Level 2/3 clinic
  • Score 75% or better on the Level 2 certification exam
  • Evaluation to progress from Level 1
  • 10U
  • 12U
  • 14U
  • 16U
Level 3 Officials with 3+ years experience
  • Minimum 18 years of age in the calendar year
  • Attend a Level 2/3 clinic
  • Score 80% or better on the Level 3 certification exam
  • Evaluation to progress from Level 2
  • *Can challenge to become level 3 based on age and playing experience
  • 10U
  • 12U
  • 14U
  • 16U
  • 21U*
Level 4 Invitation only
  • Minimum 20 years of age in the calendar year
  • Attend a level 4-5 clinic (invite only)
  • Score 80% or better on the Level 4-5 certification exam
  • Subject to in-game evaluation
  • Committee evaluates applications
  • 10U
  • 12U
  • 14U
  • 16U
  • 21U
  • Senior
Level 5 Invitation only
  • Minimum 22 years of age in the calendar year
  • Attend a level 4-5 clinic (invite only)
  • Score 80% or better on the Level 4-5 certification exam
  • National championship experience with evaluations
  • Subject to in-game evaluation
  • 10U
  • 12U
  • 14U
  • 16U
  • 21U
  • Senior

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