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The 2023-24 OMHA HCOP Recertification is now CLOSED.

This year all registration will be completed online as in the past.



ALL Officials Level 1 - 6 will be required to complete Online Modules which include the National Exam.

Eligibility for the 2023-2024 season requires the completion of your In-Person Recertification clinic registration and attendance (Level 1 - 3 Officials).

Please note that registration for the In-Person Recertification clinics will Close 7 days prior, unless the clinic is already Full (Sold Out).

Completion of the registration process is required before an Official can accept any assignments for the current playing season. Failure to execute these steps will violate OMHA Regulation 18.1(a). This will mean that the Official will be considered to be “not in good standing”, and may be subject to further discipline.

The Respect in Sport training for Activity Leaders or Officials is a requirement in the OMHA for officials that have not already completed the training. Any official who has not taken either of this training MUST complete the New Respect in Sport for Officials prior to attending a Clinic. 


CRC/VSC Expiration

For terminology purposes, VSC and VSS are one and the same document.

Please check your new Hockey Canada Registry (HCR 3.0) account and verify that your Criminal Record Check (CRC) or Vulnerable Sector Screening Check (VSC) qualification is up to date and not expiring May 1, 2023.  For Officials 18 years and over, failure to have an updated VSC will prevent you from registering to re-certify for the 2023-2024 season.

In your HCR profile, you will find status, including expiry date in the 'History’ tab (Background Checks). If your expiration date is prior to the 2023-24 season, you must obtain and submit a new Vulnerable Sector Screening Check (VSC) to the OHF office before you will be allowed access to the program.

Note: A VSC is only required once on your Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) profile.  If your VSC has Expired, then you just need to provide a Criminal Record Check (CRC).

  • On-Ice Officials aged 17 and under will Not be required to provide a Criminal Record Check.  If you turn 18 during the season, it is your responsibility to follow up with a VSC to the OHF office.
  • On-Ice Officials aged 18 years and over must provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check (VSC).
  • When requesting the VSC, you may be required to provide a letter to your local police service. Receipts are acceptable as suitable for submission, if you have initiated the process of obtaining the VSC.
  • If your HCR profile indicates your VSC expiry beyond the 2023-24 season, you must complete in full, sign and submit the Criminal Offence Declaration Form to the OHF Office.

Please ensure submission of your VSC or Criminal Offence Declaration Form through the following method:

Scan and email:

When submitting via email or scan (PDF) and it is not deemed a true copy, submission of the original will be requested (no pictures will be accepted).

Please contact the OMHA or OHF office if you have any questions on this process.


Please Note: As of May 15th, 2021 eHockey has been retired.  eHockey functionality will now be located at its new home inside HCR 3.0 as of June 1st, 2021.

If you have been registered in hockey previously as a Player, Coach, Official, or Trainer you can view your profile by creating an account in the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR 3.0).

Click on the following document to set up access.

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