Massachusetts Ice Hockey Officials Seminar InformationAll the information with regard to seminars and learning opportunities here in Massachusetts
Terms and Conditions
USA Hockey officialsâ€™ registration is valid for the entire season in any district or state in the United States. Membership in a State or Local Officials Association is not required for USA Hockey officialsâ€™ registration.
CLASSIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (must be completed each season)
LEVEL 1 Complete
Must complete application
Must submit Registration Fee ($45.00 + applicable Affiliate Fee)
Must attain an Open Book Exam score of 35/50
Must attend and complete an officiating seminar administrated by USA Hockey
Must complete online seminar curriculum for Level 1
"Complete" means that an official has met all the criteria (testing and seminars) at the level for which he/she has applied. "Incomplete" means that an official has filed an application and has not completed all the necessary criteria for attainment of that level. A new official (not registered the previous year) may not officiate until he/she is "completely registered." A returning official ("complete" the previous season) may not officiate after November 30 of the current season (expiration date on previous year's card) unless he/she is "completely registered" for the current season.
All officials must annually pay a Registration Fee regardless of prior registration as a player or coach. For further explanation please consult the Officiating FAQâ€™s page at USAHockey.comOPEN BOOK RULES EXAM
Each season all officials must complete the Open Book Playing Rules Exam. Officials who do not receive the minimum score for the appropriate level, will be sent a retake notice and provided an opportunity to complete a retake exam. Only one Retake Exam per official is allowed after a seven day waiting period, and once available this retake must be completed within 30 days. In the event that an official fails the exam twice, he/she will become completely registered at the highest level for which the retake exam score would qualify (e.g., Level 1 =35/50; Level 2 =40/50; Level 3 =45/50; Level 4 =45/50).
LOCAL OFFICIATING PROGRAM SEMINAR ATTENDANCE
Attendance at a sanctioned USA Hockey Officials Seminar is required for all applicants each year, regardless of level. This seminar must consist of both a classroom and ice-session, and must be conducted by USA Hockey trained instructors
Registration with the USA Hockey Officiating Program does not guarantee any official any game assignments.
Officials are responsible to obtain their own game assignments from Local Game Schedulers as designated in each District. Any game scheduler who assigns incompletely registered officials for games is subject to serious liability as he/she jeopardizes the insurance coverage of the officials and both teams involved. Whenever possible, only level-qualified officials should be assigned to games. Updated listings of currently registered officials are available from the District Referee-in-Chief on a regular basis.