Additional Information

How to Become a Certified Official

Step 1: Register
Register to become an IHSAA official click HERE

Step 2: Attend State Rules Clinic*
Officials are required to attend a State Rules Clinic.  A list of rules clinics is available HERE
 
*Each district may have additional training
 
Step 3: Take the NFHS Exam
Officials are required to take the Part I or Part II Exam administered online through the NFHS. 
Part I is required for basketball and track; Part II is required for all other sports.  The required
test is an open-book rules examination and can be retaken up to five (5) times during the testing 
period.  To view the NFHS exams, click HERE

NFHS Testing Dates for Idaho

Contact the NFHS Help Desk at (317) 565-2023 with log-in issues.

          Fall Sports                   Start Date                End Date

                   Part I                    7/20/2018                 8/12/2018

                 *Part II                    8/13/2018                8/28/2018

          Basketball                   Start Date                End Date

                  *Part I                   10/26/2018              11/25/2018

            Wrestling                   Start Date                End Date

                   Part I                   10/10/2018              11/25/2018

                 *Part II                   11/26/2018              12/10/2018

Baseball/Softball                  Start Date                End Date

                   Part I                    2/10/2019                3/17/2019

                  *Part II                   3/18/2019                4/1/2019

                  Track                   Start Date                End Date

*Required  *Part I                   2/16/2019                4/1/2019

Step 4: Complete Concussion and SCA Courses
New officials must complete the St. Luke’s Concussion Course and NFHS 
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Course before officiating a regular season contest.  
All officials are required to review the Concussion Course and SCA Course 
on even numbered years. The IHSAA Statewide Concussion and SCA Review 
dates are: 2018-19, 2020-21,2022-23, 2024-25, etc.

 
The St. Luke’s Concussion Course is available HERE.
 
The NFHS Sudden Cardiac Arrest Course is available HERE
 
Additional Information
 
Age Requirements:  
All officials must be at least 18 years old.  Soccer officials may certify for non-varsity at age 16.
Softball officials may certify for non-varsity as high school seniors.

Officials Handbook:  
For more information regarding certification and training of athletic officials, visit the 
Officials Handbook HERE
 
Still have questions?  
Officials Coordinator, Tyler Ostler at ostlert@idhsaa.org

        

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