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Beginning Officials - Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer (USSF Grades 9-12), Softball, Volleyball and Wrestling

1. Beginning Officials - Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse (boys and girls), Soccer (USSF Grades 9-12), Softball, Volleyball and Wrestling

Step 1: Create profile at officials.myohsaa.org
Step 2: Take OHSAA Officiating Class - Once registered, complete/edit any profile and contact information and click Choose Sports to indicate which sports you are interested in. Click on the Official profile and Select a Course to review the information and register for a class.
Step 3: Take Officiating Exam - The class concludes with the officiating exam. Applicants must receive a passing score of 75% on the mechanics and rules exams and pass the proficiency portion in order to be a licensed OHSAA official.  
Step 4Complete Concussion Training - Applicants must complete a course on concussion training and receive a permit number prior to officiating. 
Step 5: Receive Officiating Permit - Applicants with a passing score and completed myOHSAA profile will receive their officiating permit on their myOHSAA dashboard within three weeks from their test date. If you do not receive your permit within this time frame, contact the OHSAA officiating department at 614-267-2502, ext. 110 or [email protected]
     Note: Applicants receiving a grade of 65% to 74% on the mechanics or rules exam may request a retest. 
Step 6: Contact your local officiating association - We encourage all officials to join a local officials association. You can reach out to local associations in your area by searching for their Local Secretary information in the Officiating Directory from your myOHSAA profile.
Step 7: Annual Renewal of Permit - Renew your officiating permit annually in June. 
     Note: During the school year in which the official successfully completes the adult education class, all educational requirements are waived.

1A. Person who has current certification through USSF (Grades 1-7) or the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association or another sport Association Officiating program

a. Application form with application fee of $60.00 attached for each sport must be completed and sent to the OHSAA. See application deadlines.  [ APPLICATION ]
b.
 Submission of experience and training in sport of interest required.
c. Must pass an online review exam with 80% or higher. See examination dates. Two attempts will be permitted.
d. Must complete a course on concussion training and add it to your myOHSAA profile.
e. Must attend minimum required educational credits. Educational credits completed prior to test shall count towards educational credits requirements.
f. State Rules Interpretation Meeting not required in year tested, but is an annual requirement thereafter.
g. Annual officiating permit fee required for each sport.

1B. Person who has current certification through USSF (Grade 8)

a. Create profile at officials.myohsaa.org, sign up for and attend 10-hour OHSAA-approved "Bridge" officiating class covering OHSAA, differences between FIFA's Laws and NFHS Rules, Dual System Officiating Mechanics and Double-Dual System Officiating Mechanics.
b. Proof of current Grade 8 certification submitted to class instructor.
c. Score a minimum of 75% on NFHS Rules Test.
d. Score a minimum of 75% on NFHS Class II Mechanics Exam.
e. Must complete a course on concussion training and add it to your myOHSAA profile.
f. Annual officiating permit fee is required.
g. After first year, attend an annual State Rules Interpretation Meeting and the required number (i.e. four) educational credits.