Attendance at a sanctioned USA Hockey Officials Seminar is required for all applicants, regardless of level. This seminar will generally consist of both a classroom and ice-session, and must be conducted by USA Hockey trained instructors. At the seminar, every official and instructor in attendance must be sure to "sign in" on the official USA Hockey Seminar Attendance Form (unless they have pre-registered online). The Attendance Form will be returned to the National Office and attendance credited in each official's registration record.
Officials must register for the upcoming season before he/she can attend a seminar
All officials must complete online education regardless of level or experience.
Online Education consists of a series of Course categories. All modules within the Pre-Required and Required categories must be completed. The remaining categories contain a menu of elective modules and an official must complete the required number of modules (e.g. 4 modules of 7 offered) within the category to complete the category. There will be a short quiz at the end of each module that the official must pass to complete the module and continue with education. If the official does not pass the quiz, the module will reset and the official must complete the module again.
Online Membership Registration must be completed for 24-hours before access to the Online Education System is granted.
The USA Hockey Officiating Program offers many programs each season for officials to develop. Whether your goals are to progress to higher levels of the game (Junior, NCAA, Pro, IIHF, etc.), or to become a better officials in your local grassroots hockey community, there are programs available to those officials who wish to reach the top of their game..