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2024-25 Licensing

  • Licensing for the upcoming school year opens May 1, 2024.
  • Processing Fee will be added after June 30, 2024.
  • Late Registration Windows (no processing fee for officials that were licensed the past year)
    • September 15 - 30
    • January 1 - 15
  • 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 upcoming school year, you do not have to pay any licensing fees but you must license through your high school athletic director.  Each student is allowed free rules books for up to 2 sports.  If choosing more than 2 sports, each additional sport's rule book will have to be paid for by the student.
  • Once the application is received, you will receive an email from the WIAA indicating that 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 within the past 5 years, you will not be required to complete it.  Note: High school students are not required to complete 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

Stateline Officials Association Spring Training Baseball Umpire Camp

Date(s): Saturday - March 9, 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Elkhorn High School
Cost: $75
Info: Camp Flyer & Registration
Contact: Michael Pfeil  |  statelineofficialsassociation@gmail.com

 

South Shore Official Association (SSOA) 2024 Umpire Clinic

Date(s): Saturday - March 30, 2024 @ 9:00 AM
Time: Classroom Clinic (Limited to 24 Participants) - St. Mary Springs
Date(s): Saturday - April 6, 2024 @ 8:30 AM
Time: On-Field Clinic 
Location: Woodworth Complex, Fond Du Lac - Rain location Lenz Center
Cost: Adult - $50 High School - $30
Registration Deadline: Saturday - March 9, 2024
Info: Clinic Info and Registration
Contact: Jim Brath  |  brath822@gmail.com  |  (920) 979-4391

Marshfield Baseball Umpire Camp

Date(s): Saturday - February 24, 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Marshfield High School
Cost: $0
Info: Camp Flyer & Registration
Contact: Wayne Fleischmann |  wnjatt98@yahoo.com or 715-937-2338

Baseball Umpiring Clinic

Date(s): Saturday - March 23, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Menomonie High School (1715 5th St, Menomonie,  WI)
Cost: $50
Info: Camp Flyer & Registration
Contact: Nic Been |  nicbeen96@gmail.com or 715-418-0821

 

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. Basketball Clinic

Date(s): May 15-16 & May 22-23, 2024
Time:  5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $45
Info: Course Outline & Registration
Contact: William Gromacki  |  williamgromacki@gmail.com
Phone: 262-955-4435
Barney Hall | barn7hall@yahoo.com
Phone: 414-460-8608

SSOA 3-Person Basketball Referee Clinic

Date(s): June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 2024
Time:  5:30 Start
Cost: $100
Info: Course Outline & Registration
Contact: Bryant Halverson  |  fam4halverson@gmail.com
Phone: 920-904-3748

Northern Wisconsin Basketball Officiating Camp

Date(s): June 14-15, 2024
Time:  Friday, June 14: 6:00PM-9:00PM
 Saturday, June 15: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Falcon Center - UW-River Falls Campus
Cost: $175
Info: Camp Flyer & Registration
Contact: Tom Fiedler  |  fiedleth@uwec.edu

Stateline Officials Association Basketball Camp

Date(s): Friday - June 14, 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Monona Grove High School
Cost: $75
Info: Camp Flyer & Registration
Contact: Michael Pfeil  |  statelineofficialsassociation@gmail.com

2024 AHOA Basketball Camp

Date(s): Friday - July 12, 2024
Saturday July 13, 2024
Time: July 12: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
July 13: 8:00 - 5:30
Location: Rice Lake High School
Cost: $
Info: Camp Flyer 
Contact: Tim Widiker  |  twidiker@scc.k12.wi.us
Jeffrey Schmidt | jschmidt@ecasd.us

 

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

Sioux Empire Football Officials Clinic

Date(s): June 24-25
Time:  Registration 9:30-10:00AM
Clinic: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD
Cost: $150
Info: Registration
Contact: Jim Ricketts Jr. - jrsiouxfalls@yahoo.com / 605-351-1161 

Stateline Officials Association Football Officials Camp/Clinic

Date(s): Saturday July 20th, 2024

Location: De Forest High School and Stadium

Time: Registration from 9:15-9:45 

Clinic begins and runs from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Cost: $75.00 per person or $300.00 for a crew of 5 

High School Students are FREE 

Info: CLINIC FLYER 

Contact: James Byrd: byrddogs2yys4u@centurytel.net or (608) 335-6252

Southern Wisconsin Football Officials Clinic

Date(s): August 3
Time:  Registration 9:30-10:00AM
Clinic: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Oregon High School
Cost: $30
FREE for Registered HS Students
Info: Camp Flyer & Registration
Contact: Dave Jameson - swoasportofficials@gmail.com / 608-212-9268 
 

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. We update this list periodically. Please check back soon.

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

Stateline Officials Association Spring Training Softball Umpire Camp

Date(s): Saturday - March 9, 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Elkhorn High School
Cost: $75
Info: Camp Flyer & Registration
Contact: Michael Pfeil  |  statelineofficialsassociation@gmail.com

Racine Lakeshore Softball Umpires Clinic

Date(s): Saturday - March 2, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Union Grove High School
Cost: TBA
Info: Camp Flyer & Registration
Contact: Robert Hale  |  rwhale@sbcglobal.net

Marshfield Softball Umpire Camp

Date(s): Saturday - February 24, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Marshfield High School
Cost: $0
Info: Camp Flyer & Registration
Contact: Wayne Fleischmann |  wnjatt98@yahoo.com or 715-937-2338

Softball Umpire Clinic

Date(s): Saturday - March 2, 2024
Time: 8:45 am - 1:15 pm
Location: Valley Sports Academy, Lake Hallie WI
Cost: $50
Info: Camp Flyer & Registration
Contact: Nic Been |  nicbeen96@gmail.com or 715-418-0821 

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

No camps or clinics approved by the WIAA at this time. We update this list periodically. Please check back soon.

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

Wisconsin High School Volleyball Officials Association Clinic

Date(s): July 10 (Basic Clinic)
August 14 (Advanced Clinic)
See Flyer for Observation Listing
Time: 6:00PM-8:30PM
Location: Nathan Hale High School, West Allis
Cost: Free to WHSVOA Members
$30 Non-Members
Info: Camp Flyer
Contact: Brian Marx |  brian.marx@yahoo.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.

Wrestling

No camps or clinics approved by the WIAA at this time. We update this list periodically. Please check back soon.

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.