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Officials Info and Schedule


How do I become an official?

All officials are required to attend one of the local seminars to become eligible to officiate USA Hockey games. You must bring a notepad, a pencil, skates, whistle, helmet, and wind suit. It is also encouraged to bring a beverage or snack to the seminar.


Hazen Winter Sports Referee Coordinator
Dan Frei
Phone 891-9655


Southwest District Referee in Chief
Jeremy Melander
Phone 701-240-9079

Registration Process

USA Hockey Registration

All officials will need to register through USA Hockey to become an official. This is where you will take your open book exam. USA Hockey will also send you a USA HOckey Rule and Casebook. Please complete this process before registering for a seminar.

Seminar Registration

A new process has been installed by USA Hockey when registering for the seminars. No paper sign in and everything will be tracked electronically. PLEASE REGISTER PRIOR TO THE SEMINAR TO EXPEDIATE THE PROCESS.  Anyone 13 or under will need to be registered as a walk up and will not be able to use the link below. The link below will take you to the website and give instructions on how to register for seminars.

Background Checks

All officials 18+ are required to fill out the NDAHA background check form online. Link is below.

Online Seminar Curriculum 

USA Hockey has implemented online modules. You do not have to complete these prior to the seminar, but it is HIGHLY recommended to complete certain course activities. I know this may sound like USA Hockey trying to make more “work” for us, but instead they want the seminars to be shorter and give supervisors the opportunity to discuss other areas. IF YOU DO NOT GO THROUGH THE ONLINE MODULES YOU WILL NOT GET YOUR CREST AND CARD!

Safesport Training

All officials will need to register and complete Safesport Training prior to the 2019-20 season.Safesport Training is valid for 2 seasons. If you took the training for 2018-19, you will NOT need to take the training again until 2020-21 season. At that time a shorter “refresher” course will be available. IF YOU DO NOT GO THROUGH SAFESPORT TRAINING YOU WILL NOT GET YOUR CREST AND CARD!

Hazen Referee Seminar

NovemBER 27TH, 2022 at 4:00 PM.

Below is the link to all the seminars held in North Dakota.

USA Hockey Rule Book & Resources Available