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Testing & Training Information

UIL and HCBO testing requirements.

What score on each test will enable you to officiate Varsity or Sub-Varsity games. What score will enable you to be considered for "HCBO Assigned Varsity Games", "HCBO Assigned Playoff Games" or "UIL Assigned Playoff Games". 

In order to work "HCBO Assigned Varsity Games", you must pay your state dues and pass your required tests (NFHS Rules Part 1, NFHS Rules Parts, and NHFS 3-Person Mechanics. In order to be eligible to work "HCBO Assigned Playoff Games", you must pass all your required tests (sames tests mentioned above).  In order to work "UIL Assigned Playoff Games" which includes "Regional Assignments" and "State Tournament Assignments", you must score a 92  on all of the tests mentioned above (NFHS Rules Part 1, NFHS Rules Part 2, and NFHS 3-Person Mechanics)

"You must score at least a 92"

Please do not take the testing requirements and its enforcement lightly. UIL and HCBO will be monitoring test results prior to assigning a game.  While this communication focuses on OCP, Rules Part I and Mechanics 2 and 3 Person, you will also need to pass Rules Part II at the same levels identified for Rules Part I and Mechanics 2 and 3 Person.
Texas High School Basketball Officials Association - Houston Basketball Chapter Officials (HBCO) THSBOA Basketball Board for Basketball Division Approved Testing Requirements 2020 - 21 UIL Required Online Tests: Officials Compliance Program (OCP) ,NFHS Rules Part 1,NFHS Rules Part 2, NFHS 3-Person Mechanics or 2-Person Mechanics is required to be completed with a passing status by each official. There are three (3) sections in the OCP testing module. You must complete all sections to be in compliance.

The testing sections are: PCAIncident ReportingC&CR Section 1204 / Administrative Responsibility

 

Rules Part I and Mechanics 3 Person or 2 Person - Test Open and Closing Period - T.B.D.

Required Testing Result for Local (HBCO) Assigned Varsity Games: 70% and above.  An Official is only eligible for Sub-Varsity when “Rules Part I” or either Mechanics 3 Person or 2 Person are below the required test score after test closes on the date set by THSBOA.

If you have met the Mechanics 3 Person required test score, but do not meet the Mechanics 2 Person required test score you are eligible for Varsity, as long as you have also met the Rules Part I required test score.

Conversely, if you have met the Mechanics 2 Person required test score, but do not meet the Mechanics 3 Person required test score you are eligible for Varsity, as long as you have also met the Rules Part I required test score. An Official who is a chapter member prior to test close date, but has not taken Rules Part I and Mechanics 3 Person or 2 Person test is not eligible to officiate basketball games at any level.

An Official seeking to be considered for UIL Assigned Varsity Games, Local (HBCO) 3 person playoffs or UIL Assigned Playoff Games must take and pass Mechanics 3 Person.

Required Testing Result to be Considered for Local (HBCO) Assigned Playoff Games: 80% and above on Rules Part I and Mechanics 3 Person

Required Testing Result for UIL Assigned Varsity Games: 92% and above on all required test

Required Testing Result to be Considered for UIL Assigned Playoff Games: 92% and above on Rules Part I and Mechanics 3 Person

Rules Part II – Required Testing Result is 92% and above.   Test Open and Closing Period - T.B.D.

 

If you are having any problem gaining access to a test, please contact the following persons via e-mail for assistance: George Easterling at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Wishing you the highest success on each test you take.
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