I saw this on nj.com today and wanted to pass it on. You have to take this class (or a similar one in a different region) if you want to work varsity baseball or softball in NJ, and its a pretty comprehensive, several week class.:
Have you ever wanted to be a High School Baseball or Softball Carded umpire?
Now is your chance.
The New Jersey State Baseball Umpire Association is now accepting applications for our upcoming 2013 Cadet Class.
Our Association covers Essex, Union, Morris, Passaic and Sussex Counties.
The classes will be held at Bloomfield High School starting in February 2013. Our instructors will be schooling you based on NFHS Baseball and Softball rules in addition to on-field umpire mechanics.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org