Information for Officials

Arrival and Dismissal

Referees: please check in by 8:30 AM

Armorers and Bout Committee: please check in by 7:30 AM.

You may leave when you are released by the assigner of officials or tournament organizers. We estimate a 6:00 PM end to fencing.


Dress Code

Please dress according to the USFA referee dress code, or as close to it as possible.


The NEIFC will provide breakfast and lunch for referees and tournament officials. If you have specific food requests/requirements, please contact us.

Pay Scale

Referees will be paid according to the schedule below. You will be paid according to your highest rating, regardless of which weapon you are assigned to referee.
USFA Referee Referee RatingPay
No Rating$125.00

Additionally, referees who referee more than one weapon in the day will be paid an additional $50.00 bonus.

Travel Reimbursement 

The NEIFC has a pool of $500.00 set aside for to reimburse travel expenses incurred by referees and tournament officials. If the total requests for travel reimbursement are $500.00 or less, all requests will be paid in full. If the total requests exceed $500.00, all requests will be reimbursed a proportional portion of their request, so that the amount paid out does not exceed $500.00.

Only expenses incurred for travel to/from the NEIFC Championships are eligible for reimbursement (gas, tolls, bus tickets, e.g.). The NEIFC reserves the right to determine which expenses are eligible for reimbursement.