1) Any person who wishes to start refereeing and has no experience in refereeing can only obtain a certificate to Spotter Any person with several years arm wrestling experience may try for a Level 1.
2) You must referee at least 3 tournaments over a 2 year period to hold your present level. Failure to do so will result in your being dropped 1 level. You will then only be able to qualify for next level down. If you are a Level 3 and fail to ref 3 tournaments then you will be dropped to a Level 2. You do not have to ref tournaments for the Level at which you are at, these can be local tournaments.