Accept The Challenge

The challenge of officiating can provide some great personal rewards. As an official you must make instantaneous decisions, resolve conflicts and deal with stress and pressure. You are in a position to be a positive role model around children and young adults.

Sports officials must be able to bring control to chaos; understand fairness; promote safety and encourage good sportsmanship. A sports official must have the positive characteristics of a police officer, lawyer, judge, accountant, reporter, athlete and diplomat. If you are ready to start enjoying officiating, contact the WIAA office at or call (715) 344-8580.

Treat officiating like a business

Approach your officiating like a business because it is. You are an independent contractor and as such you have responsibilities and obligations. It’s no different than, say, a school that hires an independent contractor to paint the gym. If the painter doesn’t handle things professionally, the painter is not re-hired for another project.

Commissioners respect those that handle the delicate art of accepting and turning back games honestly and professionally. Commissioners often talk to each other and even interact with the college assignors. We want you to succeed as an official and want you to achieve any officiating goals you have. Help your officiating business by taking care of things the right way.

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News and Updates

Winter Rules Book Mailing

Wrestling rules books were mailed - 9/30/15 (this is a presort mailing, so allow up to 10 days to reach you)
Basketball rules books were mailed - 9/24/15 (this is a presort mailing, so allow up to 10 days to reach you)
Hockey rules books were mailed - 9/24/15 (this is a presort mailing, so allow up to 10 days to reach you)

Entering Schedule
I few reminders for officials when enter varsity schedules into your profile information:
1.  Only enter varsity schedules (non-varsity events cannot be entered).
2.  Scheduled events should be entered before the contest takes place so that coaches are able to rank you on a timely basis.
3.  If it is a multi-school event, do not guess what teams are participating based on prior participants.  If you do not know all the teams at the time you receive your contract, you can still enter the event but please go back in and add the participating teams within 36 hours after the event.

2015-16 Officials' Exams/Video Viewing Deadlines


Swimming & Diving August 19, 2015 (now available)
Football August 20, 2015 (now available)
Volleyball August 25, 2015 (now available)
Cross Country August 25, 2015 (now available)
Soccer August 25, 2015 (now available)
Basketball                 November 17, 2015 
Hockey November 20, 2015
Wrestling November 27, 2015 
Gymnastics December 3, 2015
Track & Field March 15, 2016 (available late January)
Softball March 22, 2016 (available late January)
Baseball March 29, 2016 (available late January)

PART II EXAMS (exam cannot be placed on website any sooner then date indicated below):

Soccer August 17, 2015 September 15, 2015
Football August 17, 2015 September 15, 2015
Basketball November 30, 2015    December 28, 2015
Wrestling November 30, 2015     December 28, 2015
Baseball March 21, 2016 April 18, 2016

New Ranking, Schedule and Availability Information for 2015-16
Beginning with the 2015-16 school year the WIAA will no longer be using the services of Athletix.  We have developed our own system to gather varsity schedules from officials, rank officials and obtain tournament availabilities. Athletix has been a great partner with the WIAA over the past year but we feel it is time we bring these processes back in-house.
What this means for officials -- Officials will need to enter into our system on the WIAA website their varsity schedule.  Officials that are tournament eligible will complete tournament availabilities through the WIAA website.
What this means for coaches – Head coaches will go to the WIAA website to perform rankings of officials.  Click here for the User Guide for Officials.
Please note that Athletix will still be available for official's regular season assigning purposes and other services for assignors and officials.

W-9 Forms Required by Officials
Officials are required to have on file a W9 form with all schools they are contracted to officiate at.  It’s the law.  When asked to complete this form please comply with the request of the school business office.  If you do not comply, payment may be withheld or delayed.  In discussions WIAA Executive Director Dave Anderson has had with Mr. Woody Wiedenhoeft, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials, Mr. Wiedenhoeft stated “the official is breaking the law” by not submitting a W9 upon request.

Approved Camps and Clinics

NOTE:    Clinic participation does NOT exempt official from sport meeting requirements. ALL criteria for advanced classification must be met.  See Page 4 of the Guide for Officials (found on the Officials Center) for details regarding classification advancement requirements.

The MMOA would like to conduct a 2-person clinic for its membership.  This would be used as a training tool to help officials that are already licensed (L1-L4) improve their skills and officiating abilities.  It would also introduce these new officials to performance critiquing that is essential to officiating success. 
Date:  October 26, 28, Nov. 2, 4 and 7, 2015
Site:  Contact one of the individuals below for sites and times.
Contact:  Kelvin Porter or Michelle Walters

Date:  November 7, 2015 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Site:  Green Bay - KI Center - 333 Main Street
Contact:  Mike Blasczyk 920-733-7784 or

Date: November 12, 13 & 21, 2015
Site: Center Court in Waukesha (11/12 & 13) and Kettle Moraine High School (11/21)
Contact:  Michelle Walters or 414-530-9230 or 414-388-7741

Date:  March 19, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Site:  Mauston High School
Contact:  Wayne Hannes   608-843-5566

Refund Policy

WIAA Refund Policy
No refunds or exchanges are provided for tickets, officials’ licensing, registration fees or merchandise purchases once the order has been processed.

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