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Become an Official

Permit Types and Classifications

Note: Only residents of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia may become an OHSAA licensed official.

Classification of Officials:

  • Class 1 – Eligible to officiate all levels. 
  • Class 2 – Eligible to officiate all levels of contests except varsity high school contests in football, basketball and the Referee position in volleyball.
  • Class 3 – Restricted to 7-8-9th grade and non-school officiating.

Sports for Which Officiating Permits May be Issued:

  • Fall Sports
    • Field Hockey - Class 1
    • Football - Class 1, 2, 3
    • Soccer - Class 1, 2, 3 
    • Volleyball - Class 1, 2, 3 
  • Winter Sports
    • Basketball - Class 1, 2, 3 
    • Girls Gymnastics - Class 1, 2 
    • Ice Hockey - Class 1 
    • Swimming and Diving - Class 1, 3 
    • Wrestling - Class 1, 2, 3
  • Spring Sports
    • Baseball Class - 1, 2, 3
    • Softball Class - 1, 2, 3 
    • Track and Field - Class 1, 3