become a FHSAA Official?
Follow These Steps!
- Verify that you meet the requirements to become an FHSAA Official
Click our Frequently Asked Questions page to view the requirements.
- Register with a local
You must join and maintain membership in a local official association which has been sanctioned by the FHSAA Office. You will want to contact one of the association's officers via email or phone if you are joining. You can get a county by county listing of our sanctioned officials association by clicking here.
- Register with the FHSAA .
You must register with the Florida High School Athletic Association through an application. During this process, you will select which sport(s) you want to officiate, and which official's associations you are a member of. Have your existing FHSAA Official's ID if you are a returning FHSAA Official.
Click here to find the application!
- Comply with the Jessica
The Jessica Lunsford Act is the informal name given to a 2005 Florida law designed to punish sex offenders and reduce their ability to re-offend.
This means that your local officials association will need your finger print clearance prior to assigning you.
You may contact your local county school district office for information regarding locations to complete the fingerprint process.
Officials are independent contractors and require a level 2 screening (background check). This is a check of a person's background via state and national databases to ascertain whether the individual has been convicted of a crime(s) and its/their nature. It requires you to file with the district school board a set of fingerprints taken by an authorized law enforcement agency or an employee of the school or school district who is trained to take fingerprints.
You may refer to Florida Statutes 1012.467 and 1012.468 by clicking here
- Register and take the mandatory Online Rules Examination
You must take a mandatory rules exam for your sports. The exam will be 50 questions is available online. The schedules of the exams will be posted on Arbiter.
- For more information, click on Frequently Asked Questions page
- To Purchase Official Uniforms visit/click on our Approved Vendors page.