Requirements for Officials


Listed below are the requirements for ALL officials. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

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• Renewals are due before July 1st. Renewals July 1st or after  will result in an additional $20.00 fee.  Deadline for registrations and renewals are the last clinic date for each sport.  No registrations will be accepted after the last clinic date in each sport.

• All officials must have NDHSAA accounts with current email addresses. Communication will be done through email to the address you have used for your NDHSAA account.

• Officials are not registered until fees have been received and processed by NDHSAA.

• Officials are not eligible to officiate until all fees are received and processed by NDHSAA.

• Any NONREGISTERED official who officiates an NDHSAA contest may be declared ineligible.

• Any official who uses tobacco at the site of the contest or consumes alcohol the day of and prior to a contest shall be suspended.

• Any out-of-state official, who officiates a contest in North Dakota and does not have reciprocity, may be declared ineligible.

• Officials must attend/complete an NDHSAA rules clinic and complete the rules exam each year. All officials registered in BAB, BB, FB, GYM, SB, VB MUST ATTEND a workshop annually for each sport in which they officiate. (See sport specific requirements below).

BASEBALL

CLINICALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year.
            Rules Clinic Window: March 10 - 31, 2014
WORKSHOP:  ALL
officials must attend one officials' workshop each year
Each site may conduct a "Make-Up" workshop by arrangement with the supervisor.  Officials will have to pay a $20 fee to the supervisor to attend.
EXAM:    ALL officials must take the online exam each year. The test will be available by following the On-Line Testing link on the main page of the NDHSAA website. Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
            The testing window is:  April 8 - 14, 2014

BASKETBALL

CLINIC:  ALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year.            
            Rules Clinic Window: November 4 - 25, 2013
WORKSHOP:  ALL officials must attend one officials' workshop or camp each year.
Each site may conduct a "Make-Up" workshop by arrangement with the supervisor.  Officials will have to pay a $20 fee to the supervisor to attend.
CAMP:  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.
EXAM:  ALL basketball officials must take the online exam each yearThe test will be available by following the On-Line Testing link on the main page of the NDHSAA website. Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
            The testing window is December 3 - 9, 2013 

FOOTBALL

CLINIC:  ALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year.
            Rules Clinic Window: August 5 - 26, 2013
WORKSHOP:  ALL officials must attend one officials' workshop each year
Each site may conduct a "Make-Up" workshop by arrangement with the supervisor.  Officials will have to pay a $20 fee to the supervisor to attend.
EXAM:    ALL officials must take the online exam each year.  The test will be available by following the On-Line Testing link on the main page of the NDHSAA website. Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
            The testing window is: September  3 - 9, 2013

GYMNASTICS

CLINIC/WORKSHOP: ALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic/workshop each year.
            Rules Clinic Window: November 4 - 25, 2013
EXAM:    ALL officials must take the online exam each year. The test will be available by following the On-Line Testing link on the main page of the NDHSAA website.  Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must   obtain 75% to pass.
            The testing window is December 3 - 9, 2013

HOCKEY

CLINIC:  ALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year.
            Rules clinic window is:  November  4 - 25, 2013
EXAM:    ALL officials must take the online each year. The test will be available by following the On-Line Testing link on the main page of the NDHSAA website.  Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.                                                                                                         
            The testing window is: December 3 - 9, 2013        

SOFTBALL

CLINIC:  ALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year.
            Rules clinic window is:  March 10 - 31, 2014
WORKSHOP:  ALL officials must attend one officials' workshop each year.  Workshop schedules are on the NDHSAA website.
Each site may conduct a "Make-Up" workshop by arrangement with the supervisor.  Officials will have to pay a $20 fee to the supervisor to attend.
EXAM:    ALL officials must take the online exam each year.  The test will be available by following the On-Line Testing link on the main page of the NDHSAA website. Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
            The testing window is: April 8 - 14, 2014

SOCCER

CLINICALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year. 
            Rules clinic window is: August  5 - 26, 2013
EXAM:    ALL officials must take the online exam each year.  The test will be available by following the On-Line Testing link on the main page of the NDHSAA website. Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
            The testing window is: September  3 - 9, 2013 

SWIMMING

CLINICALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year. 
            Rules clinic window is: August  5 - 26, 2013
EXAM
:    ALL officials must take the online exam each year.  The test will be available by following the On-Line Testing link on the main page of the NDHSAA website. Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
            The testing window is: September  3 - 9, 2013 

VOLLEYBALL

CLINIC:  ALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year. 
              Rules clinic window is:  August  5 - 26, 2013
WORKSHOP
:  ALL officials must attend one officials' workshop each year.  Workshop schedules are on the NDHSAA website.
Each site may conduct a "Make-Up" workshop by arrangement with the supervisor.  Officials will have to pay a $20 fee to the supervisor to attend.
EXAM:    ALL officials must take the online exam each year.  The test will be available by following the On-Line Testing link on the main page of the NDHSAA website. Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
            The testing window is: September 3 - 9, 201

WRESTLING

CLINICALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year.
            Rules Clinic Window:  November   4 - 25,  2013
EXAM
:    ALL officials must take the online exam each year. The test will be available by following the On-Line Testing link on the main page of the NDHSAA website. Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
            The testing window is:  December 3 - 9, 2013

Updated 01/15/2014