IMMAF Officials Courses

MMA referee

The IMMAF International Referees and Judges Certification Course

The two day IMMAF International Referees and Judges Certification Course caters for experienced officials, and includes both theoretical and practical teaching and assessments. The qualification attained is a prerequisite to officiating at IMMAF championship events.

Please contact your national federation for information about upcoming dates and to apply.

Entry Requirements:

National Level Federation course or approval from Federation Officer/ license (in any country or state) or IMMAF officials certificate
2 years officiating experience
Recommendation letter from national federation

Syllabus – Day 1: 
The course covers: –
The Unified Rules of MMA
Fouls – explanations and break down
Responsibilities
Code of Conduct and ethics – in fight scenarios and how they are dealt with
Mock sparring demonstration (all participants shall referee one round of action)

Syllabus – Day 2: 
10 point must, scoring criteria and its application.
Decisions and ways to win
Mock judging of a 5 round fight that all participants shall score
Written examination paper (60 minutes)
Q & A session

IMMAF National Level Referees and Judges Certification Course

Please contact your national federation for details of upcoming national level officials courses in your region.

Where national federations do not offer their own course or licensing system, IMMAF provides national level courses and assessments all over the world. Member federations may contact reid@immaf.org for information.