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 OHSAA, L-4256, Columbus, OH, 43260-4256.
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 at [email protected]. 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 [email protected]. Once the test has been taken and passed your permit card will be on your dashboard on myOHSAA.
Step 5: Attend Required Rules Meetings - All officials have annual educational requirements. Most sports require four educational sessions. A state rules meeting is also required after the year 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.