Thank you for your interest in becoming a USA Powerlifting State Referee! Please fill out the application below to be considered for testing. Make sure that you meet the following requirements before filling out the application.
1. Must be 18 years of age and must be a current USA Powerlifting member.
2. Must be actively involved in the sport of powerlifting for a minimum time period of one year in one of the following capacities: athlete, coach, meet director, or scoring table official.
Once approved for testing you can take the written and practical exam at the next meet (depending on availability). The written test covers material in the USA Powerlifting Technical Rule Book which can be found here: USA Powerlifting Rulebook v2021.1 (PDF) – IPF Technical and Rules of Performance
You should read the rulebook completely before taking the test. Written test is open book and has a two hour time cap. We are here to answer any questions you may have or to pit a rule into context for you.
Becoming a referee is a great way to give back to the sport and gain a wealth of knowledge. With the growth we have had in our sport we have run short on people who can help. Your participation is greatly appreciated!