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10/17/22 – Separate Licensing and Testing Created for Diving for 2022-23

October 17, 2022 Officials Division Blog Updates


Effective with the 2022-2023 school year, Diving will now be a separate license for officials and a separate version of the NFHS testing used for the KHSAA Part 1 and Part 2 tests.

  • The NFHS Exam has been split into two distinct exams, one for Diving and one for Swimming.
  • In addition, there will now be two separate licenses within the KHSAA officials licensing system.
  • Licensing fees for a swimming only license will be a $20 sport fee and Diving will now be a $10 sport fee. Each official will continue to pay only one admin fee ($40) for the entire year regardless of the number of sports when applying for the license.

This move by the NFHS and the KHSAA follows years of input from within our state that called for this focus on diving, as well as responding to national and state trends due to the unique nuances relative to Diving. This should allow for additional direct focus on training diving officials  and benefit the student participants in their efforts. 


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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 287 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

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