Requirements for Officials


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

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• Earlybird registration deadline: July 1st
• Renewal registrations submitted after July 1st will pay an additional $20. 
• No registrations will be taken for sports after the date of the last rules clinic in that 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.
• Registration fees must be paid witihin 30 days of registration.  After 30 days, registrations will be cancelled.
• 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.
• 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.
• Non-completion of all requirements will result in a drop of a level of certification in that sport.  Non-completion of all requirements two years in a row will result in a year of ineligibility in that sport.

• To register as an official through NDHSAA, you will need an NDHSAA account.

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

CLICK HERE to log in to NDHSAA or set up an NDHSAA account 

• 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).

North Dakota State Law mandates completion of concussion management course every two years.

BASEBALL  (3 Requirements)

1.    CLINICALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year.
                   Rules Clinic Window:   March  7 – 29, 2016

2.    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. (www.ndhsaa.com). Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
                    The testing window is:  April 5 – 12, 2016

3.    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.

BASKETBALL  (3 Requirements) - *** Day Camp Optional

1.    CLINIC:  ALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year. 
                    Rules Clinic Window: November 2 – 23, 2015

2.    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 (www.ndhsaa.com). Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
                   The testing window is:  December 1 – 8, 2015

3.    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.

4.    ***OPTIONAL ***

 CAMP:  To be eligible to officiate region and state tournaments each basketball official MUST have officiated    or have been a supervisor at a NDHSAA approved camp within the previous three years.

FOOTBALL  (3 Requirements)

1.    CLINIC:  ALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year. 
                       Rules Clinic Window: August 3 – 24, 2015 

2.    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. (www.ndhsaa.com). Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
                   The testing window is: September 1 - 8, 2015

3.    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.

GYMNASTICS    (2 Requirements)

1.    CLINIC:  ALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic/workshop each year.
                       Rules clinic window is:  November 2 – 23, 2015

2.    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. (www.ndhsaa.com). Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must   obtain 75% to pass.
                       The testing window is:   December 1 - 8, 2015

HOCKEY  (2 Requirements)

1.    CLINIC:  ALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year.
                       Rules clinic window is:  November 2 – 23, 2015

2.     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. (www.ndhsaa.com). Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass. 
                    The testing window is:   December 1 – 8, 2015                                                                                                     

SOCCER   (2 Requirements)

1.    CLINIC:  ALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year.

         Rules clinic window is: August 3 – 24, 2015

2.    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. (www.ndhsaa.com). Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
                     The testing window is: September 1 - 8, 2015

SOFTBALL (3 Requirements)

1.    CLINIC:  ALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year.
                       Rules clinic window is:  March 7 – 29, 2016

2.    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. (www.ndhsaa.com). Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
                       The testing window is: April 5- 12, 2016

3.    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.

SWIMMING & DIVING   (2 Requirements)

1.    CLINICALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules cliniceach year.
                       Rules clinic window is: August 3 – 24, 2015

2.    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. (www.ndhsaa.com). Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
                       The testing window is: September 1 – 8, 2015

VOLLEYBALL   (3 Requirements)

1.    CLINIC:  ALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year.
                       Rules clinic window is:  August 3 -24, 2015

2.    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. (www.ndhsaa.com). Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
                      The testing window is: September 1 – 8, 2015 

3.    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.

WRESTLING (3 Requirements)

1.    CLINIC:  ALL officials must complete a NDHSAA online rules clinic each year.
                       Rules Clinic Window:   November  2 – 23,  2015

2.    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. (www.ndhsaa.com). Grading will be Pass/Fail.  You must obtain 75% to pass.
                       The testing window is: December 1 – 8, 2015

3.    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.

Updated 05/04/2015