The minimum age to register to officiate in the Atlantic District is 14 years old
For the 2023-24 season you will need to access the following registration elements:
New Officials - Please review the registration rules before registering for the 2023-24 season.
USA Hockey uses the USA Hockey Courses portal. The portal is used to access the open book exam, online modules, and register for a seminar.
Below are 2 videos that provide additional information on the USAH Courses Portal.
U.S. CENTER FOR SAFESPORT TRAINING (if born in 2006 or earlier):
All officials who were born in 2006 (or earlier) by June 1 of the current year, must complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport training program. This online based program trains coaches, officials, and key volunteers in detecting and preventing detrimental behavior (hazing, abuse, etc.) on and off the playing surface. Once core-fundamental training is completed, a brief recertification course is required each year. SafeSport training can be completed by using the SafeSport link under the OFFICIALS tab at USAHockey.com.
USA HOCKEY BACKGROUND SCREENING
All officials who are 18 years-old (or older) by June 1 of the current year, must submit to a USA Hockey sanctioned Criminal Background Screen. More information regarding the screening process can be found here.
USA Hockey Background Screens are valid for two seasons, and no screening process performed by an outside entity will be accepted.
PA ACT 15 SCREENING
Any official who lives in or officiates games in Pennsylvania must complete the Act 15 screening requirements and submit the clearance as part of the USA Hockey screening process. Details can be found at https://www.aahaofficials.com/pa-act-15.