(A) A person shall not be determined to possess the knowledge and experience necessary to qualify them to hold a referee's license unless all of the following conditions are met:
(1) They are at least twenty-one years of age;
(2) They have experience as an amateur or professional referee; or have been evaluated by the executive director, inspector or person delegated by the commission.
(3) They have a current Ohio license to referee.
(B) The referee shall be examined by the ringside physician before refereeing any event. The results of such exam shall be on forms provided by the commission.
(C) The commission or executive director may grant a license to an applicant who holds a valid license from another organization that regulates the sports of boxing, mixed martial arts kick boxing, karate, tough man contests or tough person contests, or any other form of boxing or martial arts.
(D) All officials are assigned by the athletic commission. Possessing a valid Ohio license does not guarantee an official they will be assigned to work at any scheduled events.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/02/2009 and 04/07/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3773.34
Rule Amplifies: 3773.42
Prior Effective Dates: 8/19/84, 2/8/91, 1/19/06