MHSAA Officiating

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.


Officials may now register online or by paper for the 2019-2020 school year. Please visit the officials section of our website to register or you can click here: Remember that all registrations (online, paper, walk-in) received after July 31st will be charged a $30 late fee.  NO EXCEPTIONS. All online registrations will be charged a $35 processing fee, plus $15 per sport fee.  For all paper registrations (mail and walk-in), the processing fee will be $40, plus a $15 per sport fee. These fees still remain among the lowest registration fees charged by any state association in the country.

How to Register

1. Register online by clicking the “Register Now” button. 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. 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.

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!

4. Only one more step is needed to work. You’ve got to get in gear with the proper attire and equipment. Here’s a link to get you started.

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.