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Referee Information

Interested in refereeing in Virginia Beach on April 13-14? Fill out our interest form!


Thank you very much for your interest in being involved as a referee (or armorer, or trainer, or Bout Committee member) in our event! It is no exaggeration to say we couldn't do it without you.

Requirements: Officials should have working knowledge of all current USA Fencing rules and rule changes as of March 1, 2024. Officials are not required to wear USA Fencing standard attire (navy jacket, grey pants or skirt) but are welcome to do so; in any event they should wear comparably professional clothing.


The organizers of the Championships are hiring officials to referee the two-day event as independent contractors. While USA Fencing ratings are not required, referee experience is preferred. Our goal is to hire referees who have ratings of 8 or higher OR comparable experience. Even if you are a 10 or unrated and wish to referee, please apply. If we are able to use you, we will!


Please fill out this form to indicate availability to work the USACFC 2024 Championships on April 13-14 in Virginia Beach, VA. Completion of this form does not guarantee employment. Contact coordinator Josh Herring at with any questions you might have.

Referee Information


This year we are hosting our officials at Comfort Suites Beachfront, located directly on the beach itself and full of modern and comfortable amenities. It is approximately one mile from the venue. All rooms are ocean view suites with a living room and kitchenette. Staff working two days will be housed in a hotel room (no more than two per room) on Friday and Saturday night.


Early breakfast will be available daily at the hotel. Snacks and lunch will be provided at the venue. Dinner may be provided on Saturday at the venue depending on how late the event runs.



The USACFC will be paying a per diem based on your highest rating.

  • N1 and N2 - $200

  • R1 and R2 - $175

  • L1, L2, and unrated - $150

Travel Reimbursement

  • Mileage will be reimbursed in two categories:

    • $0.18 per mile for solo drivers, with a travel reimbursement cap of $75.

    • $0.22 per mile for carpool drivers (at least one other official in the car). This category has a travel reimbursement cap of $100.

  • All distances are calculated on Google Maps best route.

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