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About the Referees' Commission

The USA Fencing Referees' Commission (RC) aims to facilitate the best possible athlete experience in American fencing competitions by developing and managing a group of competent and unbiased referees and creating an environment of fairness, honesty, integrity and respect.

The Commission is responsible for:

  • Developing referees
  • Developing seminars and exams
  • Legislation and interpretation of rules
  • Selecting and assigning referees at National Team qualifying competitions
  • Awarding referee classifications
  • Liaising with regional event organizers, and school and college programs
  • Conducting hearings on Code of Conduct or Code of Ethics breaches
  • Submitting candidates for FIE licensure
  • Assigning referees to international competitions