Each year, the WSF invites Member Nations and Regional Federations to nominate qualified candidates for recognition as WSF Referees.
WSF Full Member Nations and WSF Regional Federations may also re-nominate WSF Referees whose terms are about to expire, having been advised who by the WSF Office.
Only Full Member Nations and/or WSF Regional Federations may submit nominations for the position of WSF Referee.
Candidates must provide evidence of both natural or corrected 20/20 vision and normal hearing, verified by qualified medical professionals, with their submission.
Candidates must meet all the requirements detailed in the Competency Based Training & Assessment Programme for WSF Referees.
The International Referee Appointments and Re-Appointments Appeals Policy provides a mechanism to enable disputes about WSF Referee and Assessor appointments or re-appointments to be resolved fairly and expeditiously.