The USA Hockey Officiating Program welcomes all returning and new officials. Please refer to the menus at left for further information to help you with your season.
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Due to recent events we must preface our outline of the Registration process by mentioning that a few states have been experiencing conflicts with child labor laws. USA Hockey has no age restrictions for officiating; however in an effort to prevent people from registering and not being able to work due to local laws we encourage you to contact your USA Hockey District Referee-in-Chief before registering with us. RIC contact information can be found using the appropriate links at the main Officiating Directory using the Officials Materials page under the OFFICIALS section at USAHockey.com
That being stated:
To completely register with USA Hockey as an official you need to complete three steps each year:
· Go to USAHockey.com. At the homepage you will click on “Register Online” and register as an Ice Official. This is where you will provide us with your personal information for our database and pay your annual membership fee.
· Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email within 24-hours and a copy of the USA Hockey Playing Rules & Casebook within a week along with some additional information to help you along with the registration process.
· You will also receive an email giving you information (including your USAH Officiating Number) relating to completing your online “Open Book Exam”.
Click the “Referee Login” link under the OFFICIALS tab, or at the main Seminars page.
Select “Need to create a login profile?”, and follow the instructions and enter the required data-fields to set-up your profile.
Note: This process does not register you as a member with USA Hockey. You will pay no registration fee and your membership information will not be affected.
Note 2: In order for your USA Hockey.com profile to extract accurate information from the Officiating Program membership database, your online profile….
· First Name
· Last Name
must match your Membership Registration information exactly. If you registered with USA Hockey as Michael, you must create your online profile with the exact same name (not Mike).
Most seminars are scheduled between late August and early December (the schedules begin to appear online starting in July), and any questions about the seminars should be directed to your USA Hockey District Staff (following the links at the main Directory under Officials Materials). We strongly recommend you make sure you can attend a seminar before you begin the registration process (the fee is non-refundable), and do not wait long to register since some seminars do fill up very quickly.
Once you complete these three steps, and the USA Hockey National Office receives your Registration Fee, Open Book Exam answers, and Seminar Attendance confirmation, you will receive your USA Hockey Officiating Card and Sweater Crest and you are ready to work games.
Important Note: Please be sure to record contact information for your local USA Hockey Supervisor of Officials and Local Assignor while at your seminar.
Answers to other questions can be found at the “Officiating Program Information” page at www.usahockey.com.
We hope this answers your questions. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us. Good luck!