USHA Referee Certification
Become a Certified Handball Official today! In our effort to maintain quality and professionalism in officiating in handball, the USHA offers five levels of certification for referees. Read the updated Referee Certification Program HERE.
To become eligible to be a Level One Certified Referee, the applicant must EITHER:
• Complete and pass the Level One Written Exam; OR
• Attend and complete a referee clinic conducted by a Level Five certified referee.
Print out the USHA 4-Wall LEVEL ONE Referee Exam & Answer Sheet.
Print out the USHA 1-Wall LEVEL ONE Referee Exam & Answer Sheet.
To become eligible to be a Level Two Certified Referee, the applicant must have ALL of the following:
• Completed and passed the Level One Written Exam; AND
• Attended and complete a referee clinic conducted by a Level Five certified referee.
To become eligible to be a Level Three Certified Referee, the applicant must have ALL of the following:
• Complete and pass the Level One and Level Three Written Exams;
• Provide at least three referee Rating Cards (one of which must be for a doubles match) with a rating of average or better; OR
• Have an Evaluation Form completed by a Level Four or Level Five certified referee with a rating of average or better.
Print out the USHA 4-Wall LEVEL THREE Referee Exam & Answer Sheet.
Print out the USHA 1-Wall LEVEL THREE Referee Exam & Answer Sheet.
To become eligible to be a Level Four Certified Referee the applicant must have ALL of the following:
• Already be a Level 3 Certified Referee;
• Provide at least 2 Rating Cards for singles matches with a rating of average or better;
• Provide at least 2 Rating Cards for doubles matches with a rating of average or better;
• Have an Evaluation Form completed by a Level Four or Level Five Certified Referee with a rating of average or better.
To become eligible to be a Level Five Certified Referee, the applicant must:
• Already be a Level 4 Certified Referee;
• Conduct a USHA referee clinic under the supervision of a Level 5 Certified Referee;
• Prior to, or after giving the clinic, the applicant must pass an advanced rules knowledge Oral Exam. Such Oral Exam may be conducted by the host Level 5 Certified Referee or via telephone with another Level 5 Certified Referee as designated by the Referee Certification Committee.
USHA Membership is required to maintain referee certification.
Level One Referees
(Passed referee exam OR
Ackerman, Dave © San Francisco, Calif.
|Ginn, Bryson © Taft, Calif.
Girkin, Charles © Houston, Texas
Goode, Matt © Tucson, Ariz.
Goodman, Don © Framingham, Mass.
Goranson, John © Mankato, Minn.
Graham, Mike © Milwaukee, Wis.
Graham, Rick © Ann Arbor, Mich.
Gray, Art © Chicago, IL
Gredvig, Roger © San Diego, Calif.
Greer, Pete © Damascus, Ore.
Grix, Art © Gold River, Calif.
Gronseth, Paul © Claremont, Calif.
Grossan, Geff © Las Vegas, Nev.
Grow, Steve © Portland, Ore.
Haley, Sean © Concord, Calif.
Hamrick, Steve © Green Valley, Ariz.
Hartman, Jim © Hamilton, Ohio
Hartnett, Ken © Tucson, Ariz.
Havener, Leo Jr. © Modesto, Calif.
Healey, Paul © Silver Spring, Md.
Hedger, Corey © Forest Grove, Ore.
Henning, John © Tucson, Ariz.
Henslee, Mark Lawton, Okla.
Hinman, Jennifer © Hood River, Ore.
Hittle, Ben © Yakima, Wash.
Horwitt, David © San Diego, Calif.
Howe, Michael © Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
Hubler, Craig © Portland, Ore.
Huestis, Julie © Forest Grove, Ore.
Huff, Bill © Albany, N.Y.
Hunt, Joel © Lewis Center, Ohio
Ingram, Bill © Oakdale, Minn.
Johnson George © Inman, S.C.
Johnson, Steve © Shakopee, Minn.
Keasling, Jon Mt. Prospect, Ill.
Jonna, Scott Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Jones, Derrell © Peoria, IL
Jorgensen, Matt © Chattanooga, Tenn.
Jorgensen, Ned © Ankeny, Iowa
Junta, Tom © Laguna Hills, Calif.
Karpenko, Stuart © Puyallup, Wash.
Kastorff, Jack © Fair Oaks, Calif.
Kearney, Mike Denver, Colo.
Kelly, R. © Newport Beach, Calif.
Kezlan, Tom © Kansas City, Mo.
Kiland, Skip © St. Paul, Minn.
Kilbury, Merlin © Tulsa, Okla.
Kilday, Chris © Anchorage, Alaska
Kolodny Howard © Kensington, Md.
Kovas, Ned © Dallas, Texas
Koziol, Chuck © Midlothian, Va.
Kroll, Ron © Tucson, Ariz.
Lakowske, Mason Portland
Langhorst, George Duluth, Minn.
Larson, Bruce © Marquette, Mich.
Latona, Jay © Salem, Ore.
Leidich, Ray © Stafford, Va.
Lenhardt, Joe © Los Gatos, Calif.
Leon-Guerrero, Everett © Modesto, Calif.
Leone, Jason Gilbert, Ariz.
Leveille, Jack Golden Valley, Minn.
Levy, Joel © Cantonment, Fla.
Lewis, Kendell © Charlotte, N.C.
Lindemuth, Charles © Anchorage, Alaska
Linnik, Mike © San Jose, Calif.
Little, Tommy © Kansas City, Kan.
London, Jim © St. Louis, Mo.
Lovell, Bill © Mercer Island, Wash.
Lowe, Jim © Temperance, Mich.
Ludwig, Rusty © Grand Junction, Colo.
Luna, Jorge © San Francisco, Calif.
Lundy, Mike © Desoto, Texas
MacDonald, Burns © Oakland, Calif.
MacDonell, Duncan © Tucson, Ariz.
Malmgren, Denny © Aurora, Ill.
Manone, Joe © Milwaukee, Wis.
Marker, Brad © Boise, Idaho
Marsh, Jack © Portland, Ore.
Martin, Joel © Bellingham, WA
Mauren, Jerry © Cedar Rapids, Iowa
McBride, Joe © Klamath Falls, Ore.
McComb, Ed © Spanaway, Wash.
McDonald, Joe © San Francisco, Calif.
McGarry, David Jr. © Portland, Ore.
McGrath, Mike © San Diego, CA
McKenzie, Michelle © Puyallup, Wash.
McKoy, Steve © Dallas, TX
McQuillan, Mark © Shakopee, Minn.
Mendonca, Cherylann © Sacramento, Calif.
Meyer, Bob © Prince George, Can.
Michael, Bill © Los Gatos, Calif.
Miller, Bob © Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Mock, Bruce © Wrightsville, N.C.
Moler, Ashley © Tucson, Ariz.
Momsen, Eric © Fargo, ND
Monsour, Thomas Harvard, Mass.
Montijo, Abe © Tucson, Ariz.
Morgan, Michael © Pensacola, Fla.
Morris, Bill © Roanoke, Va.
Mucha, Jeremy © Portland, Ore.
Muller, Merle © Sioux City, Iowa
Narayan, Shiva Tempe, Ariz.
|Natale, Tom Jr. © Tucson, Ariz.
Negrete, Miguel © San Jose, Calif.
Nell, Bob © Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nelson, Dan © Lincoln, Neb.
Nelson, Paul B. © GlenArm, MD.
Ness, Ricky © Minot, N.D.
Nichols, Dave © Houston, Texas
Norman, Jim © Minneapolis, Minn.
O’Connor, Joel © Nashville, Tenn.
O’Rourke, James © Columbus, Ohio
Orgel, Charlie © Larchmont, N.Y.
Padden, John © Castro Valley, Calif.
Panasuk, Mark © Williston, N.D.
Pearce, Joe © Sacramento, Calif.
Pederson, Mike © Englewood, Colo.
Penning, Fred © Corvallis, Ore.
Perez, Vic © Los Angeles, Calif.
Peixoto, Emmett © Pinole, Calif.
Polanco, William © Brooklyn, N.Y.
Polson, Richard © Fresno, Calif.
Porter, Carl © Tucson, Ariz.
Prather, Jack © Cincinnati, Ohio
Prendergast, Jim © Portland, ME
Prout, Bruce © Seattle, Wash.
Quinlan, Don © Des Plaines, Ill.
Quintero, Nelson © Miami, FL
Raimondo, Phil © Columbus, Neb.
Raimondo, Tony © Columbus, Neb.
Ramirez, Rich © Sacramento, Calif.
Ramsey, Hannah © Lakeview, Ore.
Redondo, Armando © Fresno, Calif.
Reece, Gary © San Antonio, Texas
Reed, Russ © Salem, Ore.
Robbins, Sandy © Miami, Fla.
Roberts, Allison © St. Augustine, Fla.
Roberts, Dennis © Emeryville, Calif.
Rodahl, Carlyn © Farmington, N.M.
Rodelo, Paul © Buena Park, Calif.
Roper, Butch © Glide, Ore.
Rudnick, Melinda © Forest Grove, Ore.
Ruiz, Braulio © Tucson, Ariz.
Santilli, Joe © Melbourne, Aust.
Sapp, Ron © Agoura, Calif.
Saros, Zack © Forest Grove, Ore.
Saunders, Tom © Rio Rancho, N.M.
Savage, Dillon © Forest Grove, Ore.
Scarpati, Bob Los Olivos, Calif.
Schaefer, J. Michael San Diego, Calif.
Schmitt, Danny © New Braunfels, Texas
Schoch, Tatum © Forest Grove, Ore.
Sentman, Michael © Forest Grove, Ore.
Shelgren, Mark © Foothill Ranch, Calif.
Sherrill, Alan © Watsonville, Calif.
Shults, Philip Ramona, Calif.
Sicking, Paul © Fountain Valley, Calif.
Sizemore, Greg © Laguna Hills, Calif.
Smith, Albert © Salinas, Calif.
Smith, Alex © San Jose, Calif.
Smith, Chad © Lemont, Pa.
Smith, Jim © Watsonville, Calif.
Smith, Kim © Lopez Island, Wash.
Smith, Michael © Grants Pass, Ore.
Snyder, Bob © Newport News, Va.
Stadlberger, Rudy© San Francisco, Calif.
Sterner, Rich © New York, N.Y.
Sterrett, Robin © Chicago, Ill.
Stevenson, Victor New York, N.Y.
Stoffel, Tyler © North Mankato, Minn.
Swanson, Roger © Portland, Ore.
Swehosky, Frank © Ft. Worth
Tamminga, Steve © Minneapolis, Minn.
Taylor, Greg © St. Paul, Minn.
Todd, Ed © West Haven, Conn.
Travens, Jerry © Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Trujillo, Alex © Tucson, Ariz.
Trull, Craig © Lake Oswego, Ore.
Trippett, Harry © N. Collins, N.Y.
Tyrie, Carl © Boone, N.C.
Uptmor, Mark © Asotin, Wash.
Van Gorder, John © Portland, Ore.
Vane, Mike © Shaver Lake, Calif.
Vazac, Chuck Cleveland, Ohio
Vidas, Kyra © Lake Forest, Ill.
Vinson, Al © Seattle, Wash.
Watkins, Chris © Victorville, Calif.
Watterson, Rod © Hampton, N.H.
Wecker, Mike © Portland, Ore.
Wenrich, Tom © Lake Oswego, Ore.
Westerman, Jim© Tucson, AZ
Wheelock, Rick © Ventura, Calif.
White, Jim © Tacoma, Wash.
White, John © San Jose, Calif.
Whitman, Randy © Miami, Fla.
Williams, Geoffrey © Arlington, Va.
Williams, Paul © Baldwin, N.Y.
Wilson, Alex © Fresno, Calif.
Wilson, Carl © Pierpoint, OH
Wilson, George © Miami, Fla.
Woo, Steven © Brooklyn, N.Y.
Young, Benny © Tucson, Ariz.
Young, Norm © Lansing, Mich.
Wadas, Cliff © Hilliard, Ohio
Level Two Referees
(Attended Clinic and Passed Test)Armbruster, Hugh Fenton, Mich.
Blankenship, Terry Austin, Texas
Boyd, Pat Dawsonville, Ga.
Burks, Pat Columbus, Ohio
Carkeek, Tom Arlington Heights, Ill.
Comina, Terry Des Plaines, Ill.
Conlon, William Palo Alto, Calif.
De Bartolo, Tessa Renton, Wash.
Drolla, Joe Metairie, La.
Eberts, Miles Orlando, Fla.
Fambro, George Columbia, Md.
Freeman, Denny Carmel, Ind.
Graetzer, Dan Missoula, Mont.
|Gruening, John Des Moines, Iowa
Gutierrez, Matt Austin, Texas
Hall, Jerry Lee Ames, Iowa
Hickman, Bob Denver, Colo.
Hitchcock, Mike Butte, Mont.
Hogan, Denis Mainville, Ohio
Irwin, Curtis Long Beach, Calif.
Kastorff, Jack Fair Oaks, Calif.
Lohmueller, Bob Cincinnati, Ohio
Marguglio, Ben Richardson, Texas
Marquez, Luis Westcliffe, Colo.
May, Jim Northfield, Minn.
Melbar, John Wrightwood, Calif.
Moler, Randie Burlington, Iowa
|Nett, Terry Bellvue, Colo.
Parsons, Charlie College Park, Md.
Reiter, Don St. Paul, Minn.
Rudy, John A. Green Cove Spring, Fla.
Schade, Norm Minden, Nev.
Silberman, Sheldon Golden Valley, Minn.
Sterrett, Tim Chicago, Ill.
Swedberg, Bob Oconomowoc, Wis.
Tanner, Mike Pataskala, Ohio
Vobach, Bill Denver, Colo.
Werner, Mike Austin, Texas
Woods, Bobby Spokane, Wash.
Yannie, Noah Delray Beach, Fla.
Level Three Referees
(Attended Clinic, Passed Test,
Bardwell, Bob Downington, Penn.
Boyd, Pat Atlanta, Ga.
Bray, Bill Dallas, Texas
Bridges, Tom Sacramento, Calif.
Brodie, Don Springfield, Va.
Colgate, Mike Colo. Spgs., Colo.
Delaney, Bob Tucson, Ariz.
Fassler, Chuck Louisville, Ky.
|Ferber, Mike Ridgewood, N.J.
Foster, Bob Camp Hill, Pa.
Garrett, John Atlanta, Ga.
Goosmann, Rich Dublin, Ohio
Kolodny, Howard Baltimore, Md.
Martin, LeaAnn Bellingham, Wash.
Martinez, Tom Alta Loma, Calif.
Matheny, Steve Peoria, Ill.
McGivern, Kevin Shelby Twp., Mich.
Norris, Bob Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Nottingham, John Westlake, Calif.
|Padilla, Art Chapel Hill, N.C.
Simon, Sam Des Moines, Iowa
Stundins, Karl Dallas, Texas
Tallman, Dennis Fargo, N.D.
Thoreson, Dave Gold River, Calif.
Truitt, Bill Harrisburg, N.C.
Ward, Jim St. Louis, Mo.
Weil, Ralph Cincinnati, Ohio
Werstein, Ed, Milwaukee, Wis.
Wild, Dennis Milwaukee, Wis.
Willeford, Dan Phoenix
Level Four Referees
|(Attended Clinic, Passed Test,
Positive Observation on Open Play)
Benson, Jim Denver, Colo.
Chapman, Fred Long Beach, Calif.
Elliott, Ivan Ontario, Can.
Garcia, Gerardo Long Beach, Calif.
Greenside, Gerry Las Vegas, Nev.
Jhabvala, Murzy Clarksville, Md.
|Kastner, Walt Tillamook, Ore.
Keller, Charlie Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Kelly, Bill Fargo, ND
Kiorpes, Steve Anchorage, Alaska
Lowy, Lance College Station, Texas
Meltzer, Mike New York, N.Y.
Multack, Randy Bellevue, Wash.
Natale, Tom Tucson, Ariz.
Papathemetrios, Peter Concord, Calif.
|Reeve, Chuck Houston, Texas
Roberts, Chris Chicago, Ill.
Starcher, Ken Bellingham, Wash.
Stoffel, John North Mankato, Minn.
Thomas, Joe Poland, Ohio
Vale, Jared Floral Park, N.Y.
Wall, Jeff Dallas, Texas
Wells, Michael Good Thunder, Minn.
Zimet, Dan Baltimore, Md.
Level Five Referees
(Attended Clinic, Passed Test,
Bardwell, J.R. Tucson, Ariz.
|Fink, David Tucson, Ariz.
Fink, Rod Pittsburgh, Pa.
Krueger, Matthew Tucson, Ariz.
Lewis, Fred Tucson, Ariz.
Roberts, Vern Tucson, Ariz.
Robles, John Phelan, Calif.
San Angelo, Vince Tucson, Ariz.
|Schmitt, Jennifer New Braunfels, Texas
Smith, Jim Holland, Ohio
Sove, Tom Modesto, Calif.
Steele, Mike Forest Grove, Ore.
Steinberg, Dave Portland, Ore.
Sterrett, Dan Chicago, Ill.
Tyson, Pete Austin, Texas
Wicker, Charlie Tucson, Ariz.
One-Wall Certified Referees
Level One One-wall Referees
(C: attended clinic, T: passed test)
Acosta, Isaac © College Point, N.Y.
Centeno, Carlos © East Meadow, N.Y.
Chu, Matt © Little Neck, N.Y.
Ciprut, Marc © Garden City, N.Y.
Davidoff, Ken © Bellmore, N.Y.
Dubois, Laurence © Dunellen, N.J.
Estrada, Steve © Silver Spring, Md.
Falco, C.R. Raiford, Fl.
Fantauzzi, Raul © Brooklyn, N.Y.
Fazzino, Robert Brooklyn, N.Y
Figueroa, Veronica © Brooklyn, N.Y.
Fitzpatrick, Emmitt © Brooklyn, N.Y.
Frank, Mort © Potomac, Md.
Gantt, Buddy © Brooklyn, N.Y.
Larson, Stephen © Tucson, Ariz.
Lopez, David © Conway, S.C.
McConney, Karen © Jamaica, N.Y.
Mendez, Alethia © New York, N.Y.
Nadel, Elliott © Brooklyn, N.Y.
Nett, Terry (T) Bellvue, Col.
Palmore, Graham © Bronx, N.Y.
White, Charlie © Sewell, N.J.
Williams, Paul © Baldwin, N.Y.
Vale, Jared © Floral Park, N.Y.
Xue, George © Woodside, N.Y.
Zimet, Dan © Gaithersburg, Md.
Zimet, Eli © Gaithersburg, Md.
Level Two Referees
(Attended Clinic and Passed Test)
Carter, Jason Howell, N.J.
Dukes, Frank Brooklyn, N.Y.
Kolodny, Howard Bethesda, Md.
Level Three Referees(Attended Clinic, Passed Test, Positive Observation)
Level Four Referees
(Attended Clinic, Passed Test, Positive Observation on Open Play)
Daskalakis, Danielle Brooklyn, N.Y.
Polanco, William Brooklyn, N.Y.
Level Five Referees
(Attended Clinic, Passed Test, Positive Observation on Open Play Certified to Conduct Referees Clinics)
Grimm, Anthony Queens Village, N.Y.
Apuzzi, Al Brooklyn, N.Y.