Athletics Online Exams

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

The exam will be available on-line only and must be completed and submitted within the applicable window.

Online exams will be explained at rules clinics. There will not be a late testing window.

All officials must be registered through NDHSAA to officiate and NDHSAA must have processed registration fees before any online exams may be taken. You must allow for mailing time. or pay online.

Testing Instructions PDF - Access Online Testing - NFHS Exam Site

To Take An Exam

  • Log in: NFHS Exam System
  • Click “Take Exam” next to the exam you wish to begin.
  • When asked “Are you ready to begin the exam?”, Click “Yes, I’m Ready”
  • Begin exam.
  • You can “Save & Exit” your exam at any time to complete it at a later time.
  • You can flag questions (either answered or unanswered) for review at a later time before you submit your exam by clicking the “Flag Question” icon next to the questions.
  • When you have answered all questions on the exam, click on “Score & Submit”

2021/22 Online Exam Windows

Football August 31 - September 9, 2021
Soccer August 31 - September 9, 2021 (Boys Coaches & Officials)
Swim & Dive August 31 - September 9, 2021 (Girls Coaches & Officials)
Volleyball August 31 - September 9, 2021
Basketball December 7 - 16, 2021
Gymnastics December 7 - 16, 2021
Hockey December 7 - 16, 2021
Swim & Dive December 7 - 16, 2021 (Boys Coachs ONLY)
Wrestling December 7 - 16, 2021
Baseball April 5 - 15, 2022
Soccer April 5 - 15, 2022 (Girls Coaches ONLY)
Softball April 5 - 15, 2022
Updated 09/13/2021