How It Works

Get started by connecting with a local officials association.
We'll even make it easy for you!


Fill Out the Form

Use the form at the top of the page to provide your name, email address, the sport you're interested in, and your zip code.


We'll Notify an Association

The nearest local officials association will be sent an email indicating you are interested in becoming an official.


Meet Your Commissioner

You and the local association's commissioner of officials can start a dialog on how to join up and get started.

We Need Officials

The need for high school sport officials is higher than ever! The rewarding profession is dwindling in numbers, yet the number of contests climbs.

1 Member Schools
1 Teams
1 Contests
1 Officials

Without officials, it's just recess.


The OSAA certifies officials in 6 team sports, 1 individual sport, and 1 activity.


Here are the minimum requirements to become an OSAA certified official:

18+ Years Old

Exceptions are made for youth officials


Officials must annually register with the OSAA, costs vary by sport

Background Check

A criminal conviction history screening is included with registration


Annual concussion training and an NFHS rules exam are required