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Note: The promotion from one class to another class does not become effective until the year following, provided the official renews their officiating permit.
Upgrade from Class 2 to 1 or Class 3 to 2 - All sports except Girls Gymnastics
STEP 1: Print an application to obtain an application form and instructions regarding examination time, place and observation procedure (Click here to print application form)
STEP 2: Pass Observation of officiating in two scheduled athletic contests by two Class 1 officials- 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, unless approved by the Local Officials Association.
STEP 3: Complete and return the upgrade 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 by the application deadline.
STEP 4: Must receive endorsement of local officiating association. Local association officer must endorse the applicant has successfully completed the upgrade requirements and recommend their promotion.
STEP 5: Take officiating exams. Each applicant will take an online examination. Instructions will be sent by the OHSAA. Passing score is 80% on each examination.
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: [email protected].
Betty Sroufe, 2096 Roling Hills, Fairfield, OH 45014. P: 513-829-5671.
Judy Dobransky, 3446 Gordon Dr., Sterling Heights, MI 48077; P: 801-264-2047
Follow USAG testing procedures and receive and minimum rating of 9.
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. Click here to 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.
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 [email protected]. 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.
An official returning from active military duty must notify the OHSAA within 30 days.
STEP 1: Print "Return from Active Military Duty" form. Click here 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 43214.
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 [email protected].