Note to Parents: Please do not complete this application on behalf of your Child.

Minimum Age: You must be 14 years old by Dec 31st to officiate hockey.

1. Submission of this application form and invitation to the evaluation skate should not be interpreted as acceptance into the New Referee program.

2. If you will be invited to the on ice evaluation skate you will be sent a confirmation email. The date of the evaluation  is TBD shortly. Only successful candidates from the evaluation skate will receive confirmation of acceptance and will be invited to the Hockey Canada certification clinic. Attendance at both the evaluation skate and Certification Clinic are mandatory with no exceptions. We only have 1 evaluation skate and 1 Clinic each year.

3. After attending the on-ice evaluation, we will select a limited number of applicants and offer them positions at the Hockey Canada Certification Clinic. Those selected will be required to complete an online clinic & pre-test within a deadline period.

4. The registration fee for the clinic is approximately $150. More information will be provided to successful applicants.

5. It is recommended that applicants do not purchase referee equipment until they have received confirmation of acceptance into the Program and successfully completed the Hockey Canada certification clinic.   When sizing equipment, please account for cold temperature conditions of Arenas.

6. Successful applicants are not guaranteed a certain amount of games per year.

7. Games are assigned based on availability and reliability. You must be available to skate on weekends.

8. Typically, new officials should not expect to make a certain amount of money on their first season. As an official’s ability and competencies increase with their experience, more games are made available.

9. New officials must be proficient skaters. The Referee-In-Chief reserves the right to decline an applicant if their skating ability may compromise the safety of the official and their ability to safely manage a sanctioned hockey game. Officials are expected to be able to skate at the level of the players they are officiating or better.

10. Officials must have a working e-mail address which they check frequently and they must have access to the internet to receive scheduled assignments.

11. All referees will be expected to attend mandatory monthly meetings. Officials who do not display a reasonable level of commitment will not be asked to return the following year.

12. Every referee must take a Hockey Canada Officials Recertification clinic every year where they must successfully pass a recertification exam for their level.

13. I understand the Assignment fees will be assessed for assignments declined.

14. Police Records Check: The Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario require Officials involved with minor hockey to provide a current Police Records check.

Specific information on this is available on the Alliance website:

Alliance Hockey:  http://alliancehockey.com/Pages/1075/New_Officials/

London Police Services: https://www.londonpolice.ca/en/services/Record-Checks.aspx#

I will complete this application on my own behalf.

* 1. I have read & understand this information

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