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2021-22 Licensing

  • Licensing for the 2021-22 school year opens May 1, 2021.
  • Submit the online licensing application and pay fees. To access the online application, go under Officials and select Online Licensing. Note: If you will be a high school student for the 2021-22 school year, you do not have to pay any licensing fees but you must license through your high school athletic director.
  • Once the application is received you will receive an email from the WIAA indicating that,if you you need to complete the Authorization Form for a Background Check (there will be a link in the email to this form). If you completed the background check during the 2019-20 or 2020-21 school year, you will not be required to completed one for 2021-22. High school students are not required to completed the background check.
  • If a background check is needed, once the WIAA receives the background check results, the application will be processed. If no background check is needed, your application will be processed immediately.
  • Rules books and exam/video information will be sent about 6-8 weeks prior to the start of the season.
  • Online rules exams and videos will be available on the WIAA website about 6-8 weeks prior to the start of the season.  In order to advance in classification, officials need to complete the exam by indicated date (and score the required percentage) and watch the rules video by indicated deadline date every year. In order to advance to L5 and Master officials need to have the required amount of varsity contests listed in their profile. 
  • A detailed description of all classification advancement requirements can be found in the Guide for Officials - click here to access the Guide.
  • An officials license is good from August 1 to July 31.  The renewal period for the next year starts May 1.  
  • The WIAA does not assign officials to regular season contests; that is done by either the high school athletic director or the conference commissioner.  Contact your local high school athletic director to let them know you are licensed and ready for assignments.
  • If there is an official's association in your area, it is highly recommended you join the association. Being a member of an association is very beneficial as they oftentimes provide additional training and can help in getting you game assignments.
  • Officials are independent contractors and not employees of the WIAA or its member schools.

Approved Camps and Clinics

Baseball

No camps or clinics approved by the WIAA at this time. Please check back. 

 

NOTE:  L0, L1, L2 and L3 officials will be allowed to advance two levels in classification per sport, per year, when credited for attending a WIAA approved officiating clinic or by completing a NFHS officials training video for the sport(s) official is licensed in. Official must meet all the criteria for the new level (maximum one clinic or video per sport/year). Note: Clinic attendance or training video viewing does not eliminate the WIAA rules video requirement. L4, L5 and Master officials attending a WIAA approved clinic, conducting a WIAA approved clinic or viewing a NFHS training video will be given credit for one varsity contest on their schedule of varsity games. ALL criteria for advanced classification must be met.  See Pages 3-4 of the Guide for Officials (found on the Officials Center) for details regarding classification advancement requirement.

Basketball

B.O.B. Officiating Camp
Date: June 2 & 3, 2021
Where: Brookfield Central High School
Contact: Ken Ristow - kmristow@earthlink.net - 262-955-4435 

2021 Three Zebras 3-Person Basketball Officiating Camp
Date: June 11-13, 2021
Where: Marshfield High School
Contact: Brian Kenney - briankenney98@gmail.com    608-448-9034
 
WBYOC Basketball Officials Camp
Date: June 18, 19, 20
Where: Kaukauna High School
Contact: Tom Rusch - rusch@lutheranhigh.com - 920-698-2400
 
Basketball Officials Camp
Date: June 25, 2021
Where: Bay Port High School
 
Stateline Officials Camp
Date: June 25th, 2021
Where: Monona Grove High School
Contact: Geoffrey Krentz - geoffreyk5022@hotmail.com - 608-335-3350
 
NWBOC Basketball Officials Camp
Date: June 27, 2021
Where: River Falls, WI
Contact: Tom Fiedler - fiedleth@uwec.edu 715-577-1244
 
WBYOC Basketball Officials Camp
Date: July 9, 10, 11 2021
Where: Plymouth HS
Contact: Tom Rusch - rusch@lutheranhigh.com - 920-698-2400
 
2021 AHOA Camp
Date: July 16-17, 2021
Where: Rice Lake High School
Contact: Kevin Hanusa - 715-790-6080
 
 
NOTE:  L0, L1, L2 and L3 officials will be allowed to advance two levels in classification per sport, per year, when credited for attending a WIAA approved officiating clinic or by completing a NFHS officials training video for the sport(s) official is licensed in. Official must meet all the criteria for the new level (maximum one clinic or video per sport/year). Note: Clinic attendance or training video viewing does not eliminate the WIAA rules video requirement. L4, L5 and Master officials attending a WIAA approved clinic, conducting a WIAA approved clinic or viewing a NFHS training video will be given credit for one varsity contest on their schedule of varsity games. ALL criteria for advanced classification must be met.  See Pages 3-4 of the Guide for Officials (found on the Officials Center) for details regarding classification advancement requirement.

Football

2021 Football Officials Clinic
Date: July 20, 2021
Where: Sun Prairie
Contact: Brian Kenney - briankenney98@gmail.com    608-448-9034
 
NOTE:  L0, L1, L2 and L3 officials will be allowed to advance two levels in classification per sport, per year, when credited for attending a WIAA approved officiating clinic or by completing a NFHS officials training video for the sport(s) official is licensed in. Official must meet all the criteria for the new level (maximum one clinic or video per sport/year). Note: Clinic attendance or training video viewing does not eliminate the WIAA rules video requirement. L4, L5 and Master officials attending a WIAA approved clinic, conducting a WIAA approved clinic or viewing a NFHS training video will be given credit for one varsity contest on their schedule of varsity games. ALL criteria for advanced classification must be met.  See Pages 3-4 of the Guide for Officials (found on the Officials Center) for details regarding classification advancement requirement.

Soccer

No camps or clinics approved by the WIAA at this time. Please check back. 

 

NOTE:  L0, L1, L2 and L3 officials will be allowed to advance two levels in classification per sport, per year, when credited for attending a WIAA approved officiating clinic or by completing a NFHS officials training video for the sport(s) official is licensed in. Official must meet all the criteria for the new level (maximum one clinic or video per sport/year). Note: Clinic attendance or training video viewing does not eliminate the WIAA rules video requirement. L4, L5 and Master officials attending a WIAA approved clinic, conducting a WIAA approved clinic or viewing a NFHS training video will be given credit for one varsity contest on their schedule of varsity games. ALL criteria for advanced classification must be met.  See Pages 3-4 of the Guide for Officials (found on the Officials Center) for details regarding classification advancement requirement.

Softball

No camps or clinics approved by the WIAA at this time. Please check back. 

 

NOTE:  L0, L1, L2 and L3 officials will be allowed to advance two levels in classification per sport, per year, when credited for attending a WIAA approved officiating clinic or by completing a NFHS officials training video for the sport(s) official is licensed in. Official must meet all the criteria for the new level (maximum one clinic or video per sport/year). Note: Clinic attendance or training video viewing does not eliminate the WIAA rules video requirement. L4, L5 and Master officials attending a WIAA approved clinic, conducting a WIAA approved clinic or viewing a NFHS training video will be given credit for one varsity contest on their schedule of varsity games. ALL criteria for advanced classification must be met.  See Pages 3-4 of the Guide for Officials (found on the Officials Center) for details regarding classification advancement requirement.

Volleyball

Volleyball Clinic
Date:  August 21, 2021 -- 7:30 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Site:  Sparta High School
Contact:  Francis Schelfhout - fmisch@gmail.com
 
Volleyball Clinic
Date:  August 21, 2021
Site:  Amery High School
Contact:  Nic Been - nbeen@scc.k12.wi.us - 715-418-0821
 
WHSVOA Clinic
Date:  
  • Classroom - August 23 or 24, 2021 at Oak Creek High School
  • Observation
    • June 27, July 11, 18, 25 at Lake Country Lutheran High School
    • August 23 or 24 at Oak Creek High School
Site:  Oak Creek High School
Contact:  Brian Marx - marxb@wawmsd.org 
 
NOTE:  L0, L1, L2 and L3 officials will be allowed to advance two levels in classification per sport, per year, when credited for attending a WIAA approved officiating clinic or by completing a NFHS officials training video for the sport(s) official is licensed in. Official must meet all the criteria for the new level (maximum one clinic or video per sport/year). Note: Clinic attendance or training video viewing does not eliminate the WIAA rules video requirement. L4, L5 and Master officials attending a WIAA approved clinic, conducting a WIAA approved clinic or viewing a NFHS training video will be given credit for one varsity contest on their schedule of varsity games. ALL criteria for advanced classification must be met.  See Pages 3-4 of the Guide for Officials (found on the Officials Center) for details regarding classification advancement requirement.

Wrestling

No camps or clinics approved by the WIAA at this time. Please check back. 

 

NOTE:  L0, L1, L2 and L3 officials will be allowed to advance two levels in classification per sport, per year, when credited for attending a WIAA approved officiating clinic or by completing a NFHS officials training video for the sport(s) official is licensed in. Official must meet all the criteria for the new level (maximum one clinic or video per sport/year). Note: Clinic attendance or training video viewing does not eliminate the WIAA rules video requirement. L4, L5 and Master officials attending a WIAA approved clinic, conducting a WIAA approved clinic or viewing a NFHS training video will be given credit for one varsity contest on their schedule of varsity games. ALL criteria for advanced classification must be met.  See Pages 3-4 of the Guide for Officials (found on the Officials Center) for details regarding classification advancement requirement.

Swimming & Diving

BSVSOA Diving Clinic
Date: August 9, 2021
Where: Neenah High School 
Contact: Chuck Heidner - murphyheidner@aol.com
 
BSVSOA Meet Mechanics Clinic
Date: August 14, 2021
Where: Ashwaubenon High School 
Contact: Chuck Heidner - murphyheidner@aol.com

 

NOTE:  L0, L1, L2 and L3 officials will be allowed to advance two levels in classification per sport, per year, when credited for attending a WIAA approved officiating clinic or by completing a NFHS officials training video for the sport(s) official is licensed in. Official must meet all the criteria for the new level (maximum one clinic or video per sport/year). Note: Clinic attendance or training video viewing does not eliminate the WIAA rules video requirement. L4, L5 and Master officials attending a WIAA approved clinic, conducting a WIAA approved clinic or viewing a NFHS training video will be given credit for one varsity contest on their schedule of varsity games. ALL criteria for advanced classification must be met.  See Pages 3-4 of the Guide for Officials (found on the Officials Center) for details regarding classification advancement requirement.

News and Updates

NFHS - Officials' Considerations for Returning to Officiate
As state associations are formulating plans for restarting sports this fall, there have been requests for sport-specific rules and officials considerations that might help to reduce the potential spread of the virus. The NFHS Officials Advisory Committee has worked to develop the Officials Considerations for states to utilize as they formulate their own plans.  These suggestions have been approved by the NFHS SMAC. Since the Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities document addresses general principles related to practices, locker rooms and equipment, these sport-specific suggestions focus on potential rules considerations during actual competition. The NFHS understands that additional considerations to the playing and administrative rules may be applied by state associations during the 2020-21 school year to minimize risk.  To access these Guidelines click here.

Entering Schedule
A few reminders for officials when entering 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. Games cannot be entered once the season is over. 
3.  In 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 12 hours after the event.

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.