What are the Steps Involved in Becoming an Official?

Question: What are the steps involved in becoming an official?

Answer: There are three steps to becoming a USA Hockey Official:


  1. Registration with USA Hockey

    New officials will receive a National Registration Form at the seminar, returning officials will receive a National Registration Form in the mail).

  2. Local Seminar Attendance

  3. Testing


    All USA Hockey officials must complete an open book rules test. In addition, Level 2, 3, and 4 officials must complete a closed book test administered at the seminar. Level 4 officials must also pass a skating test.


All district and national registration fees must be paid, as appropriate for your registration level.

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