2019-20 OFFICIATING REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration begins May 28, 2018.
To completely register with USA Hockey as an official you need to complete five steps each year (go to Registration Tips for more information):
1. USA HOCKEY MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION:
Note: This step must be completed before an official can complete Seminar Registration, the Open Book Exam, or Online Education Modules.
Go to USAHockey.com. Hover over the link at the top of the page that says Officials. Click on “Member Registration", then click on "Register Now" on the page that appears. This is where you will provide your personal information for the USA Hockey database and pay your annual membership fee.
Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email within 24-hours. A copy of the USA Hockey Playing Rules & Casebook (new officials and Rule Change Seasons only) will be sent 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”. Keep that Officiating Number handy. You will need it.
2. CLASSROOM SEMINAR (Once you are registered as an official)
*** Note that as of June 3, the seminar schedule for CT is not yet available. We are working diligently to come up with a schedule and facilities that will be the the best experiences we can offer. Expect more information about seminars by June 10 ***
REMINDER: All officials must complete membership registration before attempting to register for a classroom seminar. Please confirm seats are available prior to attempting membership registration (the registration fee is non-refundable).
All USA Hockey Officials must attend a USA Hockey Officiating Seminar annually. To find one in your area, go to the usahockey.com home page, hover over Officials, and then click “Seminar Registration”. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the seminar listings.
To register for a seminar, you will need a usahockey.com website profile. To create an online profile:
Go to courses.usahockey.com
Click Coach/Official Login
Click Create An Account
Follow the prompts to specify all the required information
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….
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).
After your profile is created and saved, you can sign up for seminars.
Any questions about the seminars should be directed to your USA Hockey 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.
3. SAFE-SPORT TRAINING (if 18 years old or turning 18 in the 2019-20 season):
All officials who are, or will be, 18 years-of-age or older during the 2019-20 season must be SafeSport certified. This online based program trains coaches, officials, and key volunteers in detecting and preventing detrimental behavior (hazing, abuse, etc.) off the playing surface. If you completed SafeSport training in the 2018-19 season, you do not have to take the SafeSport training for the 2019-20 season. Beginning with the 2020-21 season all officials 18 years or older must certify annually - either through the full certification course or a refresher course. This training must be completed in addition to your USA Hockey Local Affiliate Background Checks.
To access SafeSport training, go to usahockey.com, hover over Officials, click on SafeSport Training, then click on SafeSport Training just under the picture banner on the resulting page, and then click on How To Register For SafeSport.
4. ONLINE EDUCATION MODULES
Once registered with USA Hockey, you will receive instructions regarding the online Officiating Education module program. Access to the Online Education System will be granted 24-hours after membership registration.
The Online Education modules are a mixture of required and elective-menu topics that teach fundamental skills of officiating using video examples, animation, and knowledge-based testing. You must complete your required hours of training to receive your card and crest.
Note: A list of all module categories will be listed at the main Courses page in the Online Education System. All officials must complete ALL six course categories (Pre-Required, Required, Positioning, Procedures, Penalty Criteria, & General) to complete training.
5. OPEN BOOK EXAM
To launch the open book exam
Go to courses.usahockey.com
Sign in with your email address and password
Click on My Profile under the red banner near the top of the page
Click on Officiating Information on the left
There is a link about halfway down the page next to Open Book Playing Rules exam. Click it.
The exam is designed to allow you to go at your own pace. You may answer all questions at once, or answer a few questions every day until it is completed. Please review all answers before submitting it to the National Office. For new officials, we strongly encourage you to wait until you receive your rulebook and attend your seminar before attempting to take the test.
Once you complete these five steps, and the USA Hockey National Office receives your Registration Fee, Open Book Exam answers, Seminar Attendance confirmation, Online Education credit and SafeSport credit 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. You will need to contact these representatives to receive game assignments once you receive your Card and Crest.
Answers to other questions can be found at the “Officials” page at www.usahockey.com.
Thank you for your dedication to the USA Hockey Officiating Program.