New Member Welcome

Welcome to the Connecticut Board of Volleyball Officials (CBVO). The CBVO is the training and assigning board for high schools in the Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, and part of New Haven counties. Before beginning the process of applying for membership, please read the following information.

The process starts with the application. Completing the application allows us to add to the email list that will help to keep you up to date. Applications received today will be saved and treated as an application for the 2024 season. As you read the information below, note: any reference to ‘1st year’ officials means the new class: YOU.


The CBVO looks forward to helping all interested parties become volleyball officials. Feel free to contact our training coordinator, Chris Kelly, at, to answer any questions, or click on the links below to apply for membership.


  • A one-time training fee of $110 is required from trainees. This covers training expenses and a background check through the CIAC.
  • Yearly CBVO membership dues are $100.
  • Mail all materials to:
    Jeff Brewer
    8 Caulkins Rd
    Norwich, CT 06360

General Information:

  • Most volleyball matches are played on weekdays, with some on Saturday. Weekday matches usually begin at 4pm, with some matches starting later. Officials need to arrive at the gym no later than one half hour before the match, so if you cannot get to school gyms by 3:30 (allow for driving time) you may not get scheduled for many matches.
  • Officials are required to buy their own uniforms and equipment.
  • Trainees are required to score 80% or better on an open book test to become CBVO officials. (Rules and case books are provided as part of yearly dues).
  • Typically, officials’ pay ranges from around $70 for a freshman match, to almost $140 for a JV & varsity doubleheader. (see 2022 Fees Schedule for info)


Training Dates (2024):

Trainee Overview & Orientation

Sun. June 16 6pm via Zoom

Trainees will be informed on procedures and practices such as: Insurance, purchasing an official CBVO shirt, using the Arbiter system to submit your availability to our schedulers, getting paid, and paying assigner fees.  This session is an overview of officiating high school sports.  It is important that prospective officials attend this session prior to attending the CBVO Volleyball Officiating classes.

Times for the rest of the training are from 6:00 – 8:30pm:

  • Thursday June 20 Glastonbury High  (This session is for 1st-3rd year officials)
  • Sunday June 23 Zoom
  • Thursday June 27 Glastonbury High
  • Sunday June 30 Zoom
  • Sunday July 7 Zoom
  • Thursday July 11 Glastonbury High
  • Sunday July 14 Zoom
  • Thursday July 18 Glastonbury High

On-court Sessions – Times are from 6pm – 9:30pm

On-court will be scheduled as one evening session per official per week, but we will make every effort to accommodate those with scheduling difficulties. Typically, new trainees will be scheduled on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2nd and 3rd year officials will be scheduled on Mondays & Thursdays.  The dates will be assigned to you and it is not the case the you will be assigned to every session.

Mondays Tuesdays Thursdays
1st, 2nd & 3rd year 1st year 1st, 2nd & 3rd year
July 8 July 9 July 11
July 15 July 16 July 18
July 22 July 23 July 25
July 29 July 30 August 1
Aug 5 Aug 6  
Aug 12 Aug 13

Two Mandatory Meetings:  The CT Board of Volleyball Officials has two mandatory meetings per year.  These dates for 2023 are:

Tues. Aug. 29 – 6:30 pm – Pre-season Rules Interpretation meeting
Sun. Nov (TBA) – Time- TBA – End-of-season meeting  (Probably Nov 19)


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