Officials Registration - New Officials
As a NDHSAA Official, it is your responsibility to know the requirements for the sport(s) in which you officiate. Please read all of the information below to understand complete requirements.
- Officials Registration for the 2020-21 school year will be opened at a later date. Details on when the opening of registration will be made on or before August 1.
- New registrations are accepted until the last clinic date for each sport - Registration Deadlines. Each year after your first year, renewals are due July 1st. Renewal after July 1st 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. Complete Clinic Dates
- Officials’ registration is online only and is processed through NDHSAA.
- Officials must have NDHSAA accounts with a current email address. Communication will be done through email to the address you have used for your NDHSAA account. If you have an NDHSAA account through coaching, your school NDHSAA account is used for both coaching and officiating information.
- Concussion Management Training is required by North Dakota State Law every 2 years. Check NFHS Learn to access the Concussion Management Course and to check your completion date. You will need to create an NFHS Learn account (register) before you can purchase the course. You must purchase the concussion course, however it is free. You will need your completion date to register. PDF of instructions to complete concussion course.
- Create NDHSAA account, if needed. - Log in to NDHSAA or set up an NDHSAA account
- Click on My Profile
- Click the Officials Registration tab
- Complete the officials registration form
- Click the submit box
- Print the receipt and mail receipt and check to NDHSAA or pay online.
- 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.
- Information on Local (Sub-Varsity)
- All officials must have NDHSAA accounts.
- As per ND state law, all officials shall complete concussion management training before officiating at an NDHSAA sponsored event. Month and year of completion must be submitted on NDHSAA officials' registration form.
- 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. Sport Specific Requirements
- ND State law mandates all officials and coaches complete concussion management training. NFHS Learn to access NFHS Learn course "Concussion in Sports - What you Need to Know".
- 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 ftime for mailing and processing. Online Testing Dates and Information.
Requirements by Sport:
- Officials’ requirements; clinics, workshops, test information, camps, fees, etc., are all posted on the NDHSAA website. Sport Specific Requirements
- Probationary and Ineligible officials for 2019-20 were notified in April 2019.
- Probationary and Ineligible officials for 2020-21 will be notified in April 2020.
- Officials may check their history by logging in to NDHSAA, clicking on “My Profile” then clicking the “Officials history” link at the bottom of the page. If you discover a discrepancy, please contact Patty (701-845-3953) as soon as possible.
- The NDOA Classification System has two classifications: Certified or Probationary. Upon receipt of your registration fee, you will be certified and remain certified unless one of the requirements is not fulfilled.
- Officials’ requirements; clinics, workshops, test information, camps, fees, etc., are all posted on the NDHSAA website.Sport Specific Requirements
- An official who registers in a particular sport and decides he/she does not want to officiate or can not comply with regulations may cancel the registration by notifying the NDHSAA office by September 15th for fall sports, November 30th for winter sports and April 15th for spring sports. The test, clinic and workshop requirements would then NOT be in effect; however, an official who thus canceled could not officiate any contests in that sport for the current season. Canceling but actually officiating would make the official ineligible for registration the following year in that sport. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.