Become An Official

Say Yes to Officiating


There are many benefits to becoming an official for interscholastic athletics. You are making a difference in the lives of students everywhere, encouraging exercise through competition, and establishing life long fundamentals of fairness. The job is not for the faint of heart. It challenges you athletically, requires cool and decisive thinking, and means “sticking to your guns”, but the rewards are great. Application fees are valid for one (1) year and one (1) sport may be chosen for one registration fee.

**Must be 18 years old or a high school graduate.**


Pick a method below. Once registered, PIAA will send you a current NFHS rule book and practice test in the sport you choose via the US Postal Service.

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping time with the USPS is longer than normal at this time. It can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to receive your material. Please be patient.Apply Online (*NEW*)Apply by Mail

  1. Read up on some Frequently Asked Questions
    There are a few things you may need to know about officiating sports in Pennsylvania. This guide will fill you in on the details.
  2. Register to become an official by Applying Online
    You may opt to purchase an examination online, but a $40.00 non-refundable application fee will be charged.
  3. Read up on Rules of Competition
    Before you take the test, you may want to freshen up on the sports you wish to officiate.
  4. Login to your account, purchase and pass the online PIAA Officials’ Examination, anytime.
    We test your knowledge to make sure you know the rules!

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