Requirements for upgrade and which category mat official may officiate where:
1. To be promoted to Category M2, mat officials must be at least 17 years old during the USWOA Membership Year and their high school class must have graduated.
2. 17 year old officials still in high school will not be allowed to officiate at the University Nationals, Junior FILA World Team Trials, Junior National Duals, Cadet National Duals and the Olympic Regional Trials. They may still officiate at the Schoolboy/Girl National Duals, Kids/Cadets Regionals and the Junior Regionals if it is necessary for the conduct of the event.
3. A Category M3 official may officiate at the Cadet/Junior Nationals if they are 17 or more years old, their high school class has graduated, have been a USWOA member for 2 or more years and are eligible for promotion to Category M2. This means they have worked a USAW regional or national championship event and are familiar with mat procedures. They must also be recommended by their State Chairman or State Officials Director.