The National Softball Officials Certification Program was developed to educate and certify umpires across Canada. The program teaches umpires rules and definitions of softball, the proper dress and equipment, the use of the official Softball Canada Rule Book, home plate and base umpire mechanics and to ultimately improve the skills of umpires across Canada.
The following levels must be attained in order to umpire in the following events:
|Provincial Minor Tournaments||Level I|
|Provincial Junior Tournaments||Level II|
|Midget Boy's, Midget Girl's, and Jr. Ladies Canadian Championships||Level III|
|Jr. Men's, Sr. Women's, and Sr. Men's Canadian Championships||Level IV|
|International Tournaments||Level V|