Welcome to the MHSAA Officials Program. With ever-increasing numbers of student-athlete participants, the need for knowledgeable, experienced and qualified officials is greater than ever. This will serve MHSAA officials as a one-stop shop for registration, policies and procedures, training and development and other resources for all things officiating. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas for improving the program, please reach out to our office at any time.

Officials Registration

Registration Application Period – June 20, 2018 - April 30, 2019
Registration for this period expires June 19, 2019
Registration renewals must be applied for annually


Having Problems Logging In?

New officials – Must first register

Returning officials without a login – Email or call our
Officials Registrar, Laura Roberts

Forgot your password – CLICK HERE to retrieve your password

Printable Mail-In Registration Form

NEW to MHSAA Officiating?

officials It's easy to become an MHSAA Registered Official. The following steps will have you in the middle of the action in no time!

*Note: if you are under the age of 18, please visit the Legacy Student Officials Program page.  If you live outside of Michigan and wish to work games in our state, please consult the Reciprocal Official Information.  Both Legacy and Reciprocal officials must register by mail.

1. Register online by clicking the "Register Now" button above. You will be given detailed registration instructions and can complete your registration in a matter of minutes.

2. New Officials (or those not registered the previous school year) must take an Officials Guidebook Exam and complete a Mechanics Exam if registering for football and/or basketball.  The Exams are open-book, and may be taken online, along with viewing the online Football Mechanics Manual and the Basketball Mechanics Manual, once you begin registration. These exams may be accessed by logging in to My MHSAA Officials Services using the Login area found in the upper right corner on any page of the MHSAA Website.  Once your registration requirements have been completed, you will receive your Officials ID Number and Sports Rules Books from the MHSAA. New officials must also complete the MHSAA Principles of Officiating.

3. The next step is to be in contact with local approved association leaders in your area. Let them know that you are registered and looking for training/contests to work. They will be happy to hear from you! These contact persons for Local Approved Associations and Registered Assigners in your area can be found by going to the officials tab and following the links in the left-hand navigation menu.

4. Only one more step is needed to work. You've got to get in gear with the proper attire and equipment. 

5. Suggestion - Consider subscribing to local and national publications such as Referee magazine. Consider joining NASO, the National Association of Sports Officials. Membership offers tremendous resources for sports officiating information, training and education.

Official Reports

Officials Report


OFFICIALS REPORT FORM (Must be logged in)

Rules Meetings

Officials looking to complete their annual rules meeting attendance requirement should check our Rules Meeting page, for information about in-person meetings and online fulfillment options.

Rules, Features and Tips

Contest Rules Changes/Interps

For Rules Changes, Interpretations & MHSAA Adoptions for the current seasons, please see each individual Sport Home Page.

Football Officials -- 7-Person News & Notes

2016 Football Officials Bulletins




Is Your Email On File?

If you have an email address on file with the MHSAA, but don't know your password, use this Retrieve Password form.

If you are a returning official but you do not have an email address on file, please contact Laura Roberts at the MHSAA by email or by telephone.

Once your information is processed by our staff, you will have the ability to renew or amend your registration, update your contact information, view your ratings, watch a Rules Meeting video, search the Officials Directory, and perform other functions in a password-protected environment.

Officials Video Training

The MHSAA is pleased to announce its new Officials Video Training Page! We are excited to offer this new medium as an expansion of our many seminars, camps and clinics to offer the most pertinent and valuable resources an official can have: case plays from actual game situations.

While the library is limited at this time, we wanted to call your attention to this exciting new endeavor. Refer to this page frequently (from "Officials Video Training" on the nav bar at left) as the library grows to include more sports, and more clips within each sport. In time, it is our goal to allow you -- officials, assignors and approved associations -- to submit videos. Stay tuned for further news on the development of this page!

"The Official View" is a weekly feature on MHSAA Second Half during the school year offering inside looks at officiating including video review, features and important reminders. Click below for archived installments. 

"Be The Referee" is a series of one-minute messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials. Click logo above or text below for current year editions.

Legacy Spotlight