Getting Started as an Official

This is a guide to get you on the ice as a new level 1 official.


Once all of these steps are complete you will get a card and crest in the mail.

1. Register as an official with USA Hockey –

2. Create a profile – Video Introduction –

Note: Your officials number doesn’t contain any letters and will come in an email with the subject “USA Hockey Officiating Information”.

2a. Create a child’s profile if the official is under 18 –

3. Register and Attend a seminar – Registration is through the Course Portal –

4. Complete your open book exam through the courses portal
No open book test for the 24/25 Season

5. Complete SafeSport if your birth year is 2007 or earlier –

6. Complete a background check if you are 18 or older as of June 1, 2024–