How to get a referee license (in Canada)
First of all, you must get a copy of the latest official snooker rules. Download it from "The Rules" on this site. Study it; thoroughly.
When you think that you know the rules, try taking the rules quizzes on this site. Each quiz is here in two versions .. one has the answers, the other does not. Try your knowledge on the version that does not first, then check you answers with the one that does.
When you are confident on the rules they can contact Kevin Patrick (email@example.com) to arrange a time to do a referee clinic.
This take about 3 to 5 hours, and will go over many of the functions of a referee and explain various situations on the snooker table itself. The clinic is also where you can ask any questions regarding the interpretation of any rules in question.
After completion of the clinic, you will be given a written test of multiple choice and true/false questions to write on the premises.
If successful (over 85%) you will be given a short table test either the same day or ASAP afterwards,.
Once that is completed they will be issued a Class 3 License, a pair of gloves, a ball marker, and a rule book.
The cost has increased from $50 to $75 to include the rule book and ball marker and two forms of your license. This license is valid for any tournament in Canada or any I.B.S.F. event, world wide.
The Referees Association For Canadian Cue Sports (R.A.C.C.S.) is the only officially sanctioned snooker referees association in Canada