Umpiring Pathway

The following outlines the typical pathway for an aspiring cricket umpire in the USA to progress to the world cricket stage. Self-reflection, feedback from captains, and match referees are valuable inputs for advancement. Umpires must achieve full certification (WICUA Level 3) as the minimum requirement for Level 3 and beyond.

Level 1
Major League Cricket and International Games
Premier Umpire Squad

The Premier Umpire Squad, comprised of world-class USA umpires with immense experience, epitomizes excellence in officiating top-tier matches.

Level 2
Men's and Women's National Games
National Panel

The National Panel of Umpires, consisting of umpires exclusively selected from the USACUSA Elite Panel, with vast experience officiating top-tier local leagues and US regional games, officiates USA Cricket's National-level matches with unparalleled expertise.

Level 3
Minor Leagues, US Regionals, US Premier T20 and Pro40 Leagues
Emerging Panel

USACUSA Emerging Panel Umpires, distinguished by their extensive regional experience, demonstrating the promise to ascend to the next level in their umpiring career.

Level 4
Highest Level Regional Tournaments, US Cricket Boys and Girls age group Level games
Regional Panel

USACUSA umpires accumulate extensive experience officiating hub-level games, Pro40, and T20 leagues, while achieving their West Indies Cricket Umpiring certifications

Level 5
All Local Pro40 and T20 Leagues, Recreational Cricket
Recreational Panel

Every USACUSA umpire commences their umpiring journey at this level, focused on applying classroom-learned cricket laws on the field. They gain match experience while pursuing USA umpiring credentials and successfully passing the West Indies written exam.