Steps to Become a Hockey Official

Welcome to Officiating! It can be confusing to register when you first start your officiating journey, but it will be well worth your time and effort. This is a very rewarding opportunity to get exercise, make some money and meet new people.  

See below for steps to become a successful new official: 


Create a Hockey Canada (HCR 3.0) / Spordle Account.

Link Here >> Spordle My Account

(Note: Players
 and Coaches already have a Spordle account associated with their info – no new creation is needed)



A Police Record Check May be Required:

– Officials aged 17 and under by Dec 31st of this year, are Not required to provide a Criminal Record Check (CRC). 

– Officials aged 18 years and over by Dec 31st of this year, must provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check (VSC) 

If you are over 18, you can get a VSS >> HERE


Take the ONLINE Hockey University Officiating Course Before Oct 1.

Link here >> HCR 3.0 - Hockey Canada Register

(Look for #2022000010 Official - *HU - Online Official)


Complete your Respect in Sport / Activity Leader before Oct 1.

Link Here >>  Respect in Sport for Hockey Canada Activity Leaders - Getting Started ( 



Complete an IN PERSON Entry Level Clinic.

Visit >> HCR 3.0 - Hockey Canada Registry to find a clinic near you.

*NOTE, you cannot register for this course until you have completed Step #2 and Step #3 

– If you are 16 or older by Dec 31 of this year, you will be recognized as a Level 2 official

– If you are under 16 years old by Dec 31 of this year, you will be recognized as a Level 1 official


Get your gear at

Lower cost than sportchek/retail sports.

Use code, NMHA10 and save 10% 🙂.

This company is based out of Mount Albert so you can either order online or email [email protected] to setup a time to go try on your equipment in person.


Once you complete Steps 1 through 6, please notify your Referee in Chief, and then most importantly .... GO HAVE FUN!!! 

Am I Able to Officiate Checklist: