Officials

2018-19 Licensing

Licensing for the 2018-19 school year will begin May 1, 2018.  The deadline date for those officials renewing their license is June 1. If you renew after June 1, you will be charged a $30 late fee.

All individuals (new or renewals) applying for an officiating license for the 2018-19 school year will be required to have a background check again. Once you submit your 2018-19 licensing application, you will receive an email from the WIAA with the link to the background check authorization form that you will need to complete online. This is the same process that was used for the first background check.


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Official's Background Checks
All individuals applying for an officiating license for the 2018-19 school year will be required to have a background check again. Once you submit your 2018-19 licensing application, you will receive an email from the WIAA with the link to the background check authorization form that you will need to complete online. This is the same process that was used for the first background check.

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.
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 36 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.



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 requirement.

RACINE LAKESHORE OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION SOFTBALL CLINIC
Date:  February 23, 2019 - Cost $25
Site:  Union Grove High School
Contat:  Mike Sacotte msacotte@yahoo.com

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WIAA officials

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 info@wiaawi.org 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.


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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Wisconsin Interscholastic
Athletic Association
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Stevens Point, WI 54482-8833
Phone (715) 344-8580
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