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Officiating Classification Upgrade
Note: The promotion from one class to another class does not become
effective until the year following, provided the official renews their
Upgrade from Class 2 to 1 or Class 3 to 2 - All sports except
STEP 1: Print an application on www.ohsaa.org to obtain an
application form and instructions regarding examination time, place and
observation procedure. (Click here to print application form)
STEP 2: Complete and return the uprgrade application. Complete
the top portion of the application and return it to the local
association secretary. The local association secretary will complete the
application and forward it to the OHSAA.
STEP 3: Take officiating exams. Each applicant will take an
online examination. Instructions will be sent by the OHSAA. Passing score is
80% on each examination.
STEP 4: Successfully pass observation of officiating in two
scheduled athletic contests. The observation of the applicant will be
conducted according to local association standards and procedures. Both
observations must be signed by the observing official. Observations may
not be conducted by a Class 1 official working in the same athletic
contest as the applicant official.
STEP 5: Must receive endorsement of local officiating
association. Local association officer must endorse the applicant has
successfully completed the upgrade requirements and recommend their
Upgrade from Class 2 to 1 - GIRLS GYMNASTIC ONLY
STEP 1: Contact a USAG test administrator to take upgrade test.
USAG TEST ADMINITRATORS
Carol Arnaut (NAWGJ), 503 Wendemere Dr., Hubbard, OH 44425.
P:330-534-5224 or 330-534-1999; e-mail:
Betty Sroufe, 2096 Roling Hills, Fairfield, OH 45014. P: 513-829-5671.
Judy Dobransky, 3446 Gordon Dr., Sterling Heights, MI 48077; P:
Follow USAG testing procedures and receive and minimum rating of 9.
Classification Change to Inactive Status
During the school year for reasons such as
employment, medical, family or other hardship, an official may request
to change his/her status from active to inactive.
Note: Application must be made two weeks prior to the opening
date of the sports season (first date for interscholastic contests).
STEP 1: Print "Request for Inactive Status" form.
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view and print the form.
STEP 2: Complete the request to become inactive and mail it to your
local secretary who will forward it to the OHSAA.
Called to Active Military Duty
An official called to active
military duty may withdraw from active officiating status by completing
the following step
STEP 1: Notify the OHSAA. By phone at 614-267-2502 ext. 110 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your permit
number, name, address and phone number.
Note: During the period of military duty the official is excused
from attending OHSAA meetings and completing the review examination. In
addition, the official is not required to pay registration fees and is
ineligible to officiate in Ohio.
Returning from Active Military Duty
An official returning from active military duty must
notify the OHSAA within 30 days.
STEP 1: Print "Return from Active Military Duty" form.
to view and print the form.
STEP 2: Complete and return the form to the OHSAA office. Upon
completion of the form, attach a check or money order (made payable to
the OHSAA) for the registration fees, and a copy of your military
separation papers to OHSAA Officiating, 4080 Roselea Place, Columbus, OH
STEP 3: Receive your OHSAA Officiating permit. After receipt of
the above documents your OHSAA officiating permit will be mailed to you.
If you have not recieved your permit within three weeks please contact
the OHSAA office by phone at
614-267-2502 ext. 110 or e-mail
OHSAA Officiating Calendar
Annual Permit Renewal Period: June
Renewal Deadline with $50 Late Fee
Fall Sports: July 31
Winter Sports: Oct. 31
Spring Sports: Jan. 31
Application Period: Nov. 1-15
Testing Available: Nov. 15-30
Application Period: March 1-15
Testing Available: March 15-30
Application Period: April 20-May 5
Testing Available: May 5-20
New Application Deadline: July 15
Examination Dates: July 15-Aug. 15
New Application Deadline: Oct. 15
Examination Dates: Oct. 15-Nov. 15
New Application Deadline: Jan. 15
Examination Dates: Jan. 15-Feb. 15