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2017 NISOA Soccer Rules Refresher Test

The 2017 NCAA Soccer Rules Test is now available on the NISOA Arbiter Central Hub. The test includes the mid-cycle rules changes approved by the NCAA in February 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

2017 Candidate Rules Exam

March 27, 2017
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The 2017 NY Metro ISOA Candidate Course written rules exam will be administered in Keating Hall, Room B16 on Fordham University’s Rose Hill (Bronx) campus. The mandatory exam will be administered to only those candidates that have successfully completed the candidate course. The exam is NOT open to the public.

2016 NCAA Soccer Rules Refresher Test

Yesterday, NISOA sent an email to the membership about the availability of the NCAA Soccer Rules Test on the NISOA Arbiter Central Hub. Here are some important points about the email: Read the rest of this entry »

Candidate Course Exam

March 21, 2016
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The 2016 NY Metro ISOA Candidate Course written rules exam will be administered in Keating Hall, Room B14 on Fordham University’s Rose Hill (Bronx) campus. The mandatory exam will be administered to only those candidates that have successfully completed the candidate course. The exam is NOT open to the public.

NISOA/NCAA Registration and Rules Test News

I’ve been getting a lot of questions via email about the NCAA’s registration fee initiative and the NISOA/NCAA Soccer Rules Test.  Here are some common questions and answers:

  1. Do I have to pay $65 to take the Rules Test on the NISOA Central HubNo. The test is provided by NISOA at no cost to our members.
  2. Does the Rules Test really close on August 2, 2015? No. NISOA just approved an extension to August 16, 2015. The extension was granted to allow the National Referees (who take the test and need to correctly answer 90% of the questions) additional time and not delay the distribution of National Referee badges. I wouldn’t be surprised if the test closure is extended closer to Labor Day but please don’t bet on that occurring.
  3. If I want to register with the NCAA, do I have to take the test on the NCAA Central Hub? No. NCAA has agreed to accept the test results from the NISOA Central Hub for their post season eligibility criteria. You may take the test on either site but you will have to make your registration payment directly to NCAA on their site. This is not a NISOA requirement but an NCAA requirement.
  4. Do I have to take the Rules Test? Yes, if you are a NY Metro ISOA chapter member. The chapter is using this test as part of the good standing requirements to take an annual rules test. Chapter members have to complete the test only.
  5. I took the Rules Test on the NISOA Central Hub but didn’t get a confirmation email from ArbiterSports with my score. How will the chapter know that I took the test? Since the test is on the NISOA Central Hub, the chapter will have access from ArbiterSports to document that you completed the test.

Please post any questions you may have here and I will answer them for the benefit of all.

2015 NISOA NCAA Soccer Rules Test

The NISOA Executive Board is working on publishing a single rules test on the Testing tab of the NISOA Central Hub which will be dually used to qualify NISOA National Referees and for members to meet their good standing requirements. I’ve been working very closely with the Instructional and National Referee staff to get the test ready for members on the NISOA Central Hub. The NISOA Executive Board is meeting this week to finalize and approve this initiative.

90% with two attempts will be the criteria for the NISOA National Referee program. We intend to share individual testing results with the NCAA for their use in determining post season eligibility. I expect the test will be published this week with a deadline of August 2, 2015.

Chapter members will be required to take the test pass/fail. You will receive email instructions separately.

Updated July 14, 2015 – The test has been published at the link above. All NY Metro ISOA members are directed to take the test and retain the confirmation email from ArbiterSports.

Midseason NCAA Soccer Rules Review

The NCAA Soccer Central Hub posted the 10 most frequently missed questions from the 2014 NCAA Soccer Rules Test. You can go to the Central Hub or download the summary here. The summary is an excellent opportunity to brush up on the NCAA Soccer Rules and stay sharp for the conference and playoff seasons.