To answer the current revolving question being asked by several delegates.
How long is the umpires accreditation valid for?
In short; the time period mentioned at several National Umpires committee meetings, include periods of 7, 5, 4 and 2 years.
To comply with the ‘Officials’ (aka umpires) structure set in place by the Australian Sports Commission, the Umpires Accreditation Period is Four Years.
Reference: Australian Sports Commission
Document: “Guidelines for the Design and Registration of NCAS & NOAS Accreditation Programs”
Clause: Coaches/officials accredited in the NCAS/NOAS are required to update their accreditation at least every four years in order to remain an accredited coach/official.