New Umpire and Player Module

​​​​​​​All players in Premier Senior, Senior Reserve, Challenge Grade, Open League, U21 and U19 teams will be required to sit and pass the New Umpire and Player Module prior to the first competition game unless they hold a current umpire qualification of Centre badge or above. This exam is accessible via the Sport Tutor Portal. It is important to follow the instructions via the documentation available right. 

Completion certificates can be forwarded to your club for sending on to the Game Officials Coordinator or the Umpire Activator.

​​​​​​​Umpire Examinations

Dates for the 2023 NNZ Zone Theory and New Zealand Theory exams have been set as shown below (but are yet to open). They will run online via Sport Tutor. The NNZ Zone Theory Exam is the first step in gaining your Zone Umpire Award. Instructions on how to register can be found right.


Applications Close

Exam Date


Zone Theory 1

9 May 2023

29 May 2023

Centre Badge

Zone Theory 2

23 May 2023

12 June 2023

Centre Badge

NZ Theory 1

18 July 2023

7 August 2023

Zone Badge

NZ Theory 2

1 August 2023

21 August 2023

Zone Badge

Please advise Rhonda Blair when you register so she can arrange some tutorials prior to the exam.

Currently a $55 fee applies. Online exams utilise the Sport Tutor Portal.

Payment details will be sent to applicants after registrations have closed. Join codes for the exam are in the link below. Please ensure that you use the correct join code (provided at the time). Click here  

NZ and Zone Umpire examination practice papers:

For an explanation of the theory exam format and sample exam papers please check the NNZ website.

FOR HELP WITH PAPER SCORING - Click here [From 2021 the Game Day APP has been used for scoring with back up only from paper scoring]​​​​​​​