How to Become a Licensed Official

Get Back in the Game

Participation in high school athletics doesn’t have to end with high school graduation. Even if you’ve been away from the game for a while, you can get back in the game by becoming a licensed official in any of the 20 sports sanctioned by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

As a licensed official, you not only have the opportunity to earn a little extra money, but also the opportunity to be a positive influence in a young person’s life. The hours are somewhat flexible and contracts can be accepted based on a day-to-day availability.

All of the information below pertains to new officials ONLY!  Renewing officials must login at to register for the 2014-15 season or more information.

To Become an IHSAA Licensed Official, you will need to complete the registration process, take a computer generated open-book test and score 75% or better. Once you are licensed, you will need to join one of the twenty-four officials associations throughout the state and attend an annual rules interpretation meeting.

Follow the directions below to begin the application process:

1.     You must have an email address.  You may acquire a free email address at:

-Gmail - Gmail is the Google; Web Site:
-Hotmail - Windows Live Hotmail; Website:
-Yahoo Mail - Yahoo; Web Site:  

2.     Rules books will be sent to you for study prior to the test.

3.     The cost of applying to take a test in a sport is $50.00 for up to three sports in one year. No money will be refunded.

4.     Testing materials will be sent out seasonally for each sport.   Approximately a month before the start of the testing period, rule books will be sent out to all officials that have applied for that sport. Officials applying within a month of the testing period will be sent testing materials approximately one week after they have registered on-line.

5.     The link below takes you to the Registration page on Arbiter where you will complete the Registration process
- Check sports to be tested, give personal information again, and enter credit card (VISA or Master Card only) or e-check information for payment
- Submit information to complete the registration
- Copy the final page for your records.

To register for the 2014-15 Season click on the link below

2014 IOA Wrestling Class

Are you interested in becoming a licensed IHSAA wrestling referee or just want to develop a more in-depth knowledge of the NFHS wrestling rules? Jeff McClane will conduct a wrestling rules class starting Monday, Sept 8th at Arsenal Tech High School. For more information please see the class course plan and the class registration forms.

2014 IOA Wrestling Class Information (Mondays Sept. 8 through Oct. 6, 2014)
Click Here for information about the new wrestling officials class
Click Here for the wrestling class registration form