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

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 (available early October)
Hockey November 20, 2015 (available early October)
Wrestling November 27, 2015 (available early October)
Gymnastics December 3, 2015 (available early October)
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.

Date: November 19-21, 2015
Site: Brookfield Central and Kettle Moraine High Schools
Contact:  Michelle Walters or 414-530-9230 or 414-388-7741

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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Athletic Association
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Phone (715) 344-8580
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