Europe Netball ‘A’ and ‘B’ Umpire Written Assessment

Europe Netball has restarted the ‘A’ and ‘B’ Umpire Written Assessment now the lockdown restrictions have eased returning to a new written assessment cycle.


Written Assessment pre-requisites:

  • A qualified Europe Netball C Award Umpire who has attended an Europe Netball B Award Course within the past two years (please note the extension timelines in place due to Covid-19)


  • A qualified Europe Netball B Award (for those learners progressing to Europe Netball A Award)

Minimum Age: 14*

*must be 16 years of age before taking the Practical Assessment for the Europe Netball B Award or 18 years of age before taking the Practical Assessment for the Europe Netball A Award.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost of Written Assessment: £50.00

Booking Process:

Prior to completing the booking form you will require the following information:

  • Full Name
  • ENA ID Number
  • Details of the Regional Contact you have discussed this application with
  • Details of the awards/course attendance required to apply for either the B/A Umpiring Paper Assessment and the dates.
  • Invigilator contact details
  • Venue details where you will sit the paper assessment

Please ensure your communication settings on your ENgage account are set to receive emails from England Netball or will not receive the required confirmation emails. This can be done on ENgage by clicking the Communication tab on your ENgage account and by ticking all of the relevant boxes.

Booking Form:

Please click HERE to access the form

Once you have submitted a completed booking form and the information has been verified you will receive an email outlining the payment process to secure your place at the designated sitting. Please note that this is time sensitive and you risk loosing your place if you do not action the email in time.

Application Deadlines:

As previously circulated, the Europe Netball ‘A’ and ‘B’ Written Assessment calendar is:

Saturday 14th October 2023- deadline for submissions to EN is 29th August 2023 at 17.00pm

Saturday 10th February 2024- deadline for submissions to EN is 18th December 2023 at 17.00pm

Saturday 8th June 2024- deadline for submissions to EN is 19th April 2024 at 17.00pm

Saturday 12th October 2024- deadline for submissions to EN is 30th August 2024 at 17.00pm

The Europe Netball ‘A’ and ‘B’ Written Assessment will be based on the 2020 World Netball Rules and will not cover any modified rules or versions that member countries may have introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Practice Papers: 

Before you attempt to sit the NE B/A Written Assessment, we strongly suggest that you prepare using the practice papers and review the past papers to look at the types of questions and the appropriate way to answer them. Review the rule book, hand signals and the application of the rules of the game. Work with a mentor or another umpire to test your knowledge. Download the practice paper and sit the paper in a simulated exam setting.

Practice papers can be viewed in our Officiating Resources section.