Note: An out-of-state official living in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania or West Virginia may apply for an OHSAA Officiating permit.
Step 1: Obtain an Officiating Application [ APPLICATION ]
Step 2: Complete Concussion Training - Applicants must complete a course on concussion training and receive a permit number prior to officiating.
Step 3: Mail application form and fee - Mail completed application form, photocopy of valid state officiating permit and required $60.00 application fee ($30 per additional sports) to OHSAA, L-4256, Columbus, OH, 43260-4256. Applications will only be accepted from June 1st on. Deadline to turn in these applications are: Fall sports - September 1; Winter sports - December 1; and Spring sports - March 1. (revised 8/15/13)
Step 4: Receive officiating rule book packet in mail - You will be mailed all study material, and the testing instructions at least two weeks prior to the testing opening up. If you do not receive this material, contact the OHSAA officiating department [email protected].
Step 5: Attend Four Educational Sessions - All officials have annual educational requirements. Most sports require four educational sessions. A state rules meeting is also required after the year in which an individual initially becomes an official. Begin educational session attendance NOW!
Step 6: Annual Renewal of Officiating Permit - Renew your officiating permit annually in June.