Become an Official

Step 1: Create profile at
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
     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.