Officials' Registration and Requirements

Officials Registration - New - Renewal - Reciprocity

Fees & Deadlines - Regulations - Officials Requirements - Fine Arts Judge Requirements

Rules Clinics - Clinic Instructions - Clinic Completions - Online Testing

NDHSAA 2015/16 Officials' Registration opened 5/15/15.

• Earlybird registration deadline: July 1st
• Renewal registrations submitted after July 1st will pay an additional $20. 
• Registration fees must be paid witihin 30 days of registration.  After 30 days, registrations will be cancelled.
• No registrations will be taken for sports after the date of the last rules clinic in that sport.
• North Dakota state law requires concussion management training every 2 years. 
• NDHSAA Officials must complete all requirements for officials within their sport(s) each year.
• To register as an official through NDHSAA, you will need an NDHSAA account.

Sports, activities and officials are adminstrated through NDHSAA, the NDHSAA private website.

Requirements for Officials

Lists all workshop, clinic, camp, and exam requirements for officiating all sports.


Beginning with the 2002-03 school year, each basketball official must have officiated or have been a supervisor at a NDHSAA approved camp within the previous three years to be eligible to officiate region and state tournaments.  Football and Baseball Camp information is also available at the links below.

Basketball Camps Football Camps Baseball Camps

Clinics (Rules Clinics for all sports & activities)

Rules Clinics are put on by the NDHSAA Assistants the Executive Secretary and held seasonally either online or at locations across the state. There are no make-up clinics. Please choose the clinic date and location that best fits your needs.


ALL officials of basketball, football, softball and volleyball must attend one officials’ workshop or camp each year.


Basketball-Boys      Basketball-Girls





Online Testing

Officials and head coaches of baseball, basketball, football, gymnastics, hockey, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, volleyball and wrestling must take an open book test in the sport(s) in which he/she is a head coach/official. Click the Online Testing link above for information.

Other Officials Information


The link above will provide you with links to the NDHSAA current calendar, current year tournament sites, 7 year calendar and 5 year state tournamnet site rotation.

Calling for a Cure

The NDHSAA has joined in the fight against Cancer by partnering with the "Calling for a Cure" campaign.

Concussion Management Information

Concussion training wil required every 2 years as per North Dakota State Law. Click the Concussion link above for additional information.

NDHSAA Code of Conduct

All NDHSAA activities must abide by the NDHSAA Code of Conduct.

NDOA Board Information

The North Dakota Officials Association


Regulations by sport/activity

NFHS Coach Education

NFHS offers online coaches' education courses.

Skin Infection Webinar

Information on MRSA.

Want to Become an Official?

How to become a registered official