Step 1: Obtain an Officiating Application [ APPLICATION ]
Step 2: Complete Concussion Training - Applicants must complete a course on concussion training, prior to officiating.
Step 3: Mail application form and fee - Mail completed application form, photocopy of valid state officiating permit and required $60 application fee for one sport and $30 per additional sports to Officiating Department, OHSAA, 4080 Roselea Place, Columbus, OH, 43214.
Step 4: Receive officiating rule book packet in mail - You will receive your rule books and permit card, within 14 days after we receive the application. If your previous state did not use NFHS rules you must pass an online review exam with 80% or higher. Your instruction sheet, test information when required, will be sent to you in order for you to study. If you do not receive this material, contact the OHSAA officiating department at 614-267-2502, ext. 110 or [email protected]. Once the test has been taken and passed your permit card will follow. (revised 8/15/13)
Step 5: Attend Required Rules Meetings - All officials have annual meeting requirements. Most sports require four local meetings and one state rules meeting. See the link below to locate the local and state meetings.
Step 6: Annual Renewal of Officiating Permit - Renew your officiating permit annually in June.