Umpiring Courses

Cricket Scotland offer a range of umpiring courses to help develop our next generation of umpires at all levels of the game


CSMOA is proud to announce to its members, and more importantly, prospective members the details of 2021 training courses for Umpires.

Due to current travel and meeting restrictions we are holding this years courses via virtual learning.

We have two options available; an online ECB ACO accredited course, or a Zoom meeting facilitated by accredited tutors. Both courses being the equivalent to the Stage 1 ECB ACO qualification.

For the first time we are also offering a female only Zoom course being led by an accredited female tutor, Ingeborg Bevers.

It is essential to  pre-register for either options as spaces will be limited. The pre-registration link being

For the online course, we will provide a link after registration, and this can be completed at your own pace. For the Zoom courses we will provide joining instructions, the dates being;

  • Thursday 25th March @ 19.00 hrs
  • Thursday 1st April @ 19.00 hrs
  • Thursday 8th April @ 19.00 hrs

For more detailed course content & CSMOA information, please visit

All courses are supported and funded by CSMOA, and are therefore free of charge to all registered participants.

This year is a key year for umpire recruitment, so please spread the word to any interested cricketing communities, we are keen to hear from all. To this end, we attach two flyers promoting the courses for any onward communication.

Cricket Scotland is committed to improving our umpiring workforce at all levels and an important part of this strategy is access to formal education courses. Below is some basic information on the courses on offer and how to register on them.

Introductory Course (2-4 hours)

This short standalone course will give any cricket enthusiast curious about becoming an umpire a taste for what the role entails, and outline what lies ahead if you’d like to pursue your interest.

To register for this online course, click here.

The Club Umpire (Stage 1)

This is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management.  It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire matches at the basic recreational level where there are no independent umpires appointed.

If you’d like to progress along the educational pathway, you will need to become an official member of the ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ECB ACO).

The League Panel Umpire (Stage 2)

This course is designed to give you further knowledge and skills to enable you to become a member of a league panel and is available if you are a member and have attended the Club Umpire (Stage 1) course. It will complement that course by looking beyond the basic laws, build on field craft and match management techniques and introduce the concept of working as a team with a colleague.