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REFEREE EDUCATION

Officials perform a vital role in the game at all levels are the third team on the ice, without whom the game would not happen. The Hockey Canada Officiating Program is for anyone interested in officiating the game of hockey, from beginners to seasoned veterans. There are six levels in the Officiating program, from those looking to get started to the top tier of officials.

The lower levels are designed to get you started in officiating, while the higher levels are open to officials who have advanced through the lower levels and show potential to work the top levels of hockey in Canada, and Internationally.

Getting Started

For new Officials or those interested in getting started, you will need to attend an HCOP Entry Level certification clinic but, before you do, contact your local Minor Hockey Association to find out of their demand for new officials, when games will take place and how this fits your schedule. A participant must be a minimum of 14 years of age to enter the program.

Please check back in September for Entry Level Clinic Information.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety for all participants, the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) will Not host any In-person Entry Level Clinics for new officials in the fall of 2021.

However, starting in November the OMHA will host Virtual Online - Recorded/On-Demand Entry Level Clinics.

To get started please refer to the link – https://help.omha.net/knowledge/what-courses-do-i-need-to-become-an-official

  1. Click on Ontario Hockey Federation in the first dropdown menu
  2. Click on Ontario Minor Hockey Association in the second dropdown menu
  3. Click on 'Official' to filter to show all clinics for Referees

Off-Ice Officials

This 3 hour clinic provides instruction to individuals filling the important role of the Off-Ice Official in the Timekeeper box in local Arenas throughout the OMHA. Curriculum includes Hockey Canada and OMHA Rules, Regulations, Policies, and Procedures. Roles and Responsibilities of the Off-Ice Official, including pre-game and post-game will also be covered in the Clinic. For further information, including hosting an Off-Ice Officials Clinic, contact the OMHA Office.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety for all participants, the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) will Not be hosting any In-person Off-Ice Officials Clinics.


HOCKEY CANADA REGISTRY | CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

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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