2019 - 2020 Registration Requirements
Below is a summary of USA Hockey's registration requirements, as well as the dates, times, and locations of the 2019/20 seminars.
Thank you for your interest in the USA Hockey Officiating Program. Due to recent events we must preface our outline of the Registration process by mentioning that a few states have been experiencing conflicts with child labor laws. USA Hockey has no age restrictions for officiating; however, the Midwest Affiliate mandates that you must be 14 years of age BEFORE 12/31/2019. Please contact your local State Supervisor with any questions or concerns.
To completely register with USA Hockey as an official you need to complete the following six steps:
1) USA HOCKEY MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION (this step must be completed first):
Go to USAHockey.com. At the homepage you will click on “Become a Member” and register as an Ice Official. This is where you will provide us with your personal information for our database and pay your annual membership fee.
Once you are registered, you will receive a registration confirmation email within 24-hours and a copy of the USA Hockey Playing Rules & Casebook (new officials and Rule Change Seasons only) within a week along with some additional information to help you along with the registration process.
You will also receive a second email giving you information (including your USAH Officiating Number) relating to completing your online “Open Book Exam”.
2) CONSENT TO SCREEN (if 18+ years old):
All officials over the age of 18 must have a current background check on file. To initiate the annual background check process, you will need to complete the following form HERE. Your information will then be sent to the MWAHA Registrar, Kendal Hill, at which time he will authorize your screening through the Affiliate’s third-party administrator, Sterling Volunteers. Once your information is received, you will be sent an automated email that includes further instruction on how to complete your screening process.
Important Note: The screening process can take anywhere from several days, to a week to complete. Because of this, DO NOT wait until the last minute to complete this, as you may not be eligible to attend your desired seminar.
3) U.S. CENTER FOR SAFESPORT TRAINING (if 18+ years old):
All officials who are 18 years-of-age or older must complete the United States Olympic Committee SafeSport training program. This online based program trains coaches, officials, and key volunteers in detecting and preventing detrimental behavior (hazing, abuse, etc.) off the playing surface. Once completed, the training certification is good for two years before recertification is required. This training must be completed in addition to your USA Hockey Local Affiliate Background Checks. SafeSport training can be completed by using the SafeSport link HERE or under the OFFICIALS tab at USAHockey.com.
4) ONLINE EDUCATION VIDEO MODULES:
Once registered with USA Hockey, you will receive instructions regarding the online Officiating Education Module program. These modules are a mixture of required and elective 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. You can access the Online Modules HERE or under the OFFICIALS tab at USAHockey.com.
Note: Returning Level 3 and Level 4 Officials may complete all elective module quizzes prior to completing module videos. Please use the video scroll bar to advance to the quiz.
5) OPEN BOOK PLAYING RULES EXAM:
Go to the Open Book Exam page at the OFFICIALS section of USAHockey.com and follow the steps to begin your online exam. The exam is designed to allow you to go at your own pace. You may answer all questions at once or answer ten questions every day until it is completed. Please review all answers before submitting it to the National Office. The exam will be accessible 24-hours after online registration, and we strongly encourage you to wait until you receive your Rulebook and attend your seminar (see below) before attempting to take the test.
6) CLASSROOM SEMINAR:
All USA Hockey Officials must attend a USA Hockey Officiating Seminar annually. To find one in your area, go to the Midwest Affiliate Seminar Registration page HERE.
Most seminars are scheduled between late August and early November (the schedules begin to appear online starting in July), and any questions about the seminars should be directed to your State Supervisor of Officials. We strongly recommend you make sure you can attend a seminar before you begin the Membership Registration process (the fee is non-refundable), and do not wait long to register since some seminars do fill up very quickly.
Once you complete these steps, and the USA Hockey National Office receives your Registration Fee, Open Book Exam answers, and Seminar Attendance confirmation, 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.
Answers to other questions can be found in the Membership Information menu under the OFFICIALS tab at usahockey.com.
Local 2019 - 2020 Seminar Schedule
Additional details will be provided at the time of registration.
Date: Sunday, 9/1/2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Classroom: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Ice Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Line Creek Community Center
Address: 5940 NW Waukomis Dr, Kansas City, MO 64151
Level(s): 1 and 2
Note: Registration begins at 8:00 AM and the seminar will commence at 9:00 AM.
Location: Kansas City Ice Center
Address: 19900 Johnson Dr, Shawnee Mission, KS 66218
Level(s): 1 and 2
Note: Registration begins at 10:00 AM and the seminar will commence at 10:30 AM.
Date: Saturday, 9/21/2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:10 PM
Classroom: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Ice Time: 3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
Date: Sunday, 10/20/2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Classroom: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ice Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Level 4 Skating Test Only)
Location: Centerpoint Community Ice
Address: 19100 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64055
Level(s): 3 and 4
Note: Registration begins at 7:30 AM and the Level 4 Skating Test will start at 8:00 AM. Level 3 officials check-in will start at 8:00 AM, with the seminar commencing at 9:00 AM.