Umpiring Accreditations

Are you looking to obtain or renew an accreditation this season?

Umpires must follow a two step process to achieving an accreditation;

1. Create a HockeyEd account, and register for the accreditation course you wish to obtain.
Note – if you have previously had a HockeyEd account, do not create a new one.
If you’re having difficulty accessing your previous account, contact the state HockeyEd contact –

2. Fill out the form below, to register your interest in having a practical assessment during the season. Here –

Accreditation Renewal
If you’ve had a HockeyEd or Hockey Queensland accreditation, but need to renew it, visit the HockeyEd Website and follow the same process as a new umpire.

If you’ve had an accreditation in the past, but it was not a HockeyEd or Hockey Queensland accreditation – please email us at

BWHA Practical Courses
Note that there are no specific practical courses for Umpiring Accreditations. To arrange your practical assessment, apply via the form above, and refer to the table below regarding what division you’ll be assessed on.

Divisions/Competitions that practical assessments will be conducted on;

CompetitionDivision Assessed OnAccreditation Available
SeniorsPremier League 1 TurfHA Advanced Lead (Level 2)
SeniorsPremier League 2 TurfHQ Level 1 Advanced &
HA Foundation Lead (Level 1)
SeniorsPremier League 3 & MM1 HA Foundation Lead (Level 1) &

 HQ Community Advanced

SeniorsPremier League 4,
Metro League 1-3 Turf,
MM2-4 & DP1-DP2
HQ Community Advanced
HA Foundation Support (Community)
SeniorsDP3 – DP4HA Foundation Support (Community)
JuniorsJT1 & JT2, & selected 14T1 gamesHQ Community Advanced
HA Foundation Support (Community)
JuniorsJT3, JT4, 14T1, JG1, JG2, 14T2, U14A, U12AHA Foundation Support (Community)

Want to know what is required of you as an accredited umpire?
View the HockeyEd competencies here.

How the HockeyEd Accreditation’s relate to the BWHA Competition;

AccreditationDivision (BWHA Competition)
HA Performance Lead (Australian)Premier League 1 Turf
HA Advanced Lead (Level 2)Premier League 1-2 Turf
HQ Level 1 AdvancedPremier League 1-3 Turf
HA Foundation Lead (Level 1)Premier League 1-3 Turf
HQ Community AdvancedPremier League 4, Metro League 1-3 Turf, Junior Turf, Senior Grass, Junior Grass
HA Foundation Support (Community) Metro League 1-3 Turf, Junior Turf, Senior Grass, Junior Grass

Umpire Mentor Request

BWHA will only mentor umpires that have already had previous mentoring by someone within their club. It is encouraged that umpires should seek mentoring through their club before coming to BWHA.

BWHA will try their best to accommodate all request but it needs to be understood that sometimes it can take weeks to align an umpire mentors schedule with the umpires allocated fixtures. BWHA will try and provide a maximum of 4 opportunities throughout the season to be mentored by a BWHA mentor. 

Umpire Mentor Request Form

For further information on obtaining an accreditation, please email