1-Referee Requirements

OSAA Certification Requirements for Officials

Per AOH Rule 4.1, in order to be a certified official:
  1. The official must be at least 18 years of age. (Exceptions for youth officials are made by the OSAA Executive Director.)
  2. The official must be a member in good standing of a local officials association.
  3. The official must complete the annual OSAA online officials registration process.
  4. The official must attend six study/training meetings or complete 10 hours of approved training.
  5. The official must pass a criminal conviction history screening; officials cannot have been convicted of:
    1. A felony involving the use, possession or sale of a controlled substance within the last 10 years. The 10-year period of ineligibility to officiate shall commence from the date of suspension from officiating duties or from the date of conviction - whichever occurred first; or
    2. A crime involving the use or threatened use of violence against a person within the last 10 years. The 10-year period of ineligibility to officiate shall commence from the date of suspension from officiating duties or from the date of conviction - whichever occurred first; or
    3. A crime involving a minor child at any time.
  6. The official must receive annual concussion training.

For MISOA, we have split these requirements into TWO categories - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS and ANNUAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS