Again for the 2022 season, adult umpires (18 and older) will have to complete additional requirements beyond certification in order to have their Baseball Ontario umpire card activated.

Umpire Checklist:

  Action Item Frequency Who
1. Attend a Clinic  Annually All Carded Umpires

2.

Complete the "Safe Sport" training module

(Requires free registration on coach.ca)

Once Everyone

3.

Complete the Volunteer Screening Direction (Umpires only)

(tell us the association through which you will manage your volunteer screening)

Annually All Carded Umpires

4.

Complete the Volunteer Screening Disclosure Form**

Annually Everyone**
5a. Complete a VSC - Vulnerable Sector Check through your local police service (only if required, see below) Once Only Risk Level 3 born before 2/28/86
5b. Complete a CPIC or EPIC screening (through your local police service, or through Sterling Backcheck online, if Risk Level 2 or higher, see below)** Every 3 Years Risk Levels 2 and 3

**If you opt to manage your screening through your local association, you will complete their Disclosure Form and submit your screening results (if needed) to them.

 

  • A VSC only ever needs to be completed once, and thereafter a CPIC or EPIC will be required when the next screening is due in 3 years. Any returning volunteer with a clear VSC in the past is only required to obtain a CPIC or EPIC.
    • Individuals born after February 28, 1986, (presently potential volunteers or employees under 35), do not need to complete a VSC, even if they are working with Vulnerable Individuals. (The date of birth belonging to the youngest person with a pardoned sexual offence is February 28, 1986.) Potential volunteers or employees under 35 still need to obtain an CPIC or EPIC if required by section 6 of this Baseball Ontario Screening Policy.
    • Individuals may only obtain a VSC by visiting an RCMP office or police station, submitting two pieces of government-issued identification (one of which must have a photo), and completing any required paperwork. Fees may also be required. Fingerprinting may be required if there is a positive match with the individual’s gender and birth date.

 

  • Umpires will fall into one of three risk categories (this is not the same as the level of umpire they are): 
Risk Level Description Requirements
Level 1 Risk: Umpires who are never alone with children or Vulnerable Individuals, and only interact on the field of play in the duty to the game
  1. Complete a Screening Disclosure Form
  2. Complete Safe Sport Module through Coaches Association of Canada
Level 2 Risk: Umpires in the Baseball Canada National Umpires Program (non-clinicians)
  1. Complete a Screening Disclosure Form
  2. Complete Safe Sport Module through Coaches Association of Canada
  3. Complete and provide a CPIC or EPIC
Level 3 Risk: Umpire Leaders (Umpire In Chief, Umpire Supervisor) who work with children under the age of 18
Baseball Ontario Umpire Clinicians
  1. Complete a Screening Disclosure Form
  2. Complete Safe Sport Module through Coaches Association of Canada
  3. Complete and provide a VSC or a CPIC/EPIC

 Original documents, if required, can be sent to:

Screening Officer
Baseball Ontario
3-131 Sheldon Drive
Cambridge, ON  N1R 6S2

Originals will be returned after review.

Volunteer Screening Policy Plan for Screening Umpires at the Provincial Level