Information on How to Become an Official | Kentucky High School Athletic Association
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Information on How to Become an Official

August 24, 2014 Officials Division


The KHSAA is ALWAYS looking for men and women who want to return something to their school and community by becoming a licensed athletic official. Candidates should be at least 18 years old, a high school graduate, in good physical condition, and able to make decisions on their feet and stick to them.

We currently license officials in 10 different sports: baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, soccer, softball (fast pitch), swimming and diving, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling; and the sport-activity of Competitive Cheer.

To become an official, you’ll need to fill out an application, pay a licensing fee, and take an open-book rules test. Once you are licensed, you’ll need to attend annual rules meeting that will introduce you to the latest rule changes and interpretations and become an active member of a local officials’ association.

If you like what you have read, and are ready to license,


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