Love basketball? Want the best seat in the house? Want to make a little extra cash?


We're always looking for good people who love basketball and want to provide outstanding experiences for athletes in Oregon. Officiating requires consistently applying a high degree of integrity, excellent judgement, clear communication, and the courage to do what’s right. If that’s you, and you love basketball, you would make a great referee!

Check out the video below to see what it's like ...

Current Official?

Think you have what it takes?

Fill out the form below to take the first step toward officiating basketball in Oregon. Our Recruiting Officer will contact you soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it pay?

PBOA officials are paid as Independent Contractors

Game Fees

Game fees vary from $45-65 per game. Depending on your availability, you could work anywhere from 15-70 games per season.


There are annual expenses for dues, registration, rulebooks, uniform and gear.

Do I need experience?


We provide a comprehensive training program that gets you from ZERO to ONCOURT in 6 weeks!

Our association has produced numerous PAC10, PAC12, Big Sky and local NCAA DII and DIII college officials.

What is the time commitment?

There’s no doubt that it requires commitment to become an excellent basketball official. In addition to studying the rules and mechanics on your own, here are the required time commitments:

Training Meetings

Various evenings from mid-October and continuing into February.

Working Games

Primarily Tuesday and Friday afternoon tipoffs at 4:00 or 5:30 (for sub-Varsity games). Some evening games. Need to be onsite 15-30 minutes prior to tipoff.


Attend Friday night Varsity games to observe the officials and participate in pregame and halftime discussions.

Hanging Out

We meet at local restaurants Friday nights after Varsity games to tell war stories and watch the highlight reels on the news.

How do I sign up?

Ready to take the next step?

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Ready to take the next step?

Fill out our form and we'll get in touch with you.