Can I Start Officiating Games Right Away After the Seminar?

Question: Can I start officiating games right away after I attend my seminar?

Answer: If you are a new official, you cannot officiate any games until you receive your officiating membership card and the officiating sweater crest from USA Hockey.

If you are a returning official, you can officiate games provided you have a valid officiating membership card and crest. If you were fully registered last season, you can continue to officiate until November 30 on last season's card and crest. After December 1, you must posess the card and crest for the new season.

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