PIAA Officiating Exam Prep Course To Be Offered at PSWS

Penn State Worthington Scranton will offer a examination preparation course for individuals interested in taking the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) officiating exams for basketball and/or football.

PIAA's District 2 representative, William Schoen, a 25-year official on both the collegiate and high school levels, including two football state championships and one basketball championship, will provide participants with background, rules understanding, play situations and officiating philosophies.

The course is a three-night course and will be offered on Wednesdays, Sept. 16 through 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the campus. The cost is $49.

The PIAA administers its officiating exams on the first Mondays in October, February and June.

Anyone interested in becoming an interscholastic official needs to fill out an application with the PIAA and submit it at least 10 business days prior to the exam date. The application and other details and information are available on the PIAA website, www.piaa.org.

For more information, or to register for the PIAA officiating exam prep course, call Worthington Scranton's Continuing Education Department at 963-2600.