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Officiating Classroom Seminars

Welcome to the USA Hockey Officiating Classroom Seminar page. All USA Hockey Officials must attend a seminar each season to complete their registration.

Please use the USA Hockey Courses System catalog below to locate a seminar in your area. Please note, that some seminars are hosted "in-person" and other seminars are hosted in virtual classrooms.

REMINDER: You must complete Membership Registration before registering for a seminar.

Classroom Seminar registration is completed through the online USA Hockey Courses System, and will require a profile to complete (Note: USA Hockey Membership Registration as an ice hockey official does not automatically create a USAH Courses System profile).

There are two helpful videos on this screen that will provide guidance to setting up your USAH Courses Profile and registering for a seminar. Please watch them before attempting to register, and remember to record your USAH Courses log-in information (email and password) someplace for future use.

An official may attend any (appropriate level) classroom seminar in the country for seminar credit. Officials are not restricted to attend a class session in their home district or state.

Level 4 Officials must attend a Level 4 seminar to receive proper attendance credit.

All questions regarding seminar schedules and logistics should be directed to the seminar's Instructor using the contact link at the seminar's logistics page in the USAH Courses System.

USAH Courses System Video Tutorials

USAH Courses Introduction

Manage a Child's Profile

The Local Supervisor of Officials will explain the registration process and game assignments.

Ice Sessions include simulated game situations to teach mechanics and procedures

Trained USA Hockey Officiating Instructors will cover many topics in the classroom (Positioning, Playing Rules, etc.)

Trained USA Hockey Officiating Instructors will cover many classroom topics (positioning, playing rules, etc.)

Virtual Classroom Seminar Information

In addition to standard In-Person Classroom Seminars, there may be Virtual Classroom Seminars scheduled in those areas where hosting an in-person seminar is impossible or impractical.

Zoom is the online platform for all USA Hockey Virtual Classroom Seminars, and attendees will not need a Zoom Account to attend. However, we recommend using the brief tutorial video to learn more about accessing Zoom Meetings (other useful tutorials may be found by searching "Zoom Meeting Joining Process" on YouTube).

You will receive a confirmation email once you are registered for the seminar. However, the Zoom access link and password will be shared separately by email an hour or two before the start of the session by the Seminar Instructor.

NOTE: Zoom Meetings can be accessed through your:

  • Computer (preferred)
  • Personal tablet device

Mobile phones are not recommended.

The Zoom Meetings app can be downloaded from your device app store, and your computer will automatically download the Zoom Meeting Client when you click the Access Link in your invitation.

Officiating Classroom Seminar Catalog

Please check the Classroom Seminar schedule regularly for updates. If you do not see a seminar in your area, please contact your local USA Hockey representatives or Seminar Coordinator using the Officiating Directory site.

Please be advised that due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 health situation, classroom seminar schedules in your area may not yet be finalized or posted. All classroom seminars must be coordinated in accordance with CDC, State and local guidelines. 

REMINDER: You must complete USA Hockey Membership Registration as an official before any other step of registration. 

Officials are not required to attend a seminar in their own district. All seminars follow the national curriculum and count towards USA Hockey registration.

Officials are recommended to register for an appropriate level classroom seminar. Please read instructions carefully.