Become an Official
Get Back in the Game - Become a Licensed Official
Participation in high school athletics does not have to end with high school graduation. Even if you have 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.
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:
- You must have an email address.
- Rules books will be sent to you for study prior to the test.
- 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.
- Testing materials will be sent out seasonally for each sport. As soon as the materials are available before the start of the testing period, rule books will be sent out to all officials that have applied for that sport.
The link below takes you to the Registration page where you will complete the Registration process - Check sports to be tested, give personal information again, and enter credit card information for payment - Submit information to complete the registration - You will receive a confirmation email following payment.
PROSPECTIVE OFFICIALS: To take advantage of a free license through your nearest professional officials' association, please text OFFICIAL to 317-943-9030.
OTHERWISE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON ON MYIHSAA.NET
TESTING DATES FOR PART I (NEW OFFICIALS) LICENSING TESTS: -
Part 1 testing opens each year on April 1st for the following school year. For example, April 1st, 2021 will start registration and testing for the 2021-22 school year.
Please make sure you are registering for the correct intended school year.
Testing is open across the entire year, opening on April 1st each year for the following school year.
When registering, please make sure you are registering for the correct year. Anything before April 1st would be for the current school year which may have sports that have already concluded their seasons.
The testing process is online. Testing Period indicated for each sport and submit your results before the deadline. This is not a timed test.
No on-site paper and pencil tests will be provided unless you are taking a class in that sport.
Application Deadlines must be met. Waiting to the last minute to apply will only serve to allow you very little time to prepare for the test. APPLY EARLY!
The test is composed of 100 True-False questions. You must earn 75% or better on the test to become licensed.
You will receive your rules books from IHSAA along with instructions on how to access the test. If you are testing in more than one season, the books for the later seasons will be sent when those books arrive in this office. Please begin to study for the test upon receipt of the rules books.
You may only take a test one time within a program year. If you do not meet the 75% standard this program year, you will need to wait until the next program year to apply again.You should not apply to take a test in any sport whose deadline dates have passed.
You should receive immediate feedback on your test results and you will receive insignias and license card from this office which should come within 10-14 days after your test is submitted.
STRIVING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF IHSAA MEMBER SCHOOLS!