The NPB posted information about its fourth NPB Umpire School.
- When: December 17 (Sat) – 23 (Sun)
- Where: Lotte Urawa Stadium and Plaza Hotel Urawa
- Fee: 83,000 yen (includes meals and room)
- Requirements: high school degree, including people graduating in March 2017
- Openings: sixty-five
- Deadline: August 31 (Wed)
Source: NPB announcement