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North Dakota Hockey Officials Association

Officiating Youth Hockey

Officiating youth hockey is a great place to start your officiating career and stay apart of the game. If you have any questions or are thinking about starting, call your district supervisors at any time.

Certification Process
If you are ready to move ahead with the certification process, go to the Certification tab on the left for more information on how to register for the upcoming season.
The first step in becoming and official is to register online as an ice official at All officials MUST register with USA Hockey, attend an official's seminar, and pass the recquired exams each season to become certified.  

Under 13 Officials


Any parent of a child under 13 years-of-age who wishes to register their son/daughter for an officiating seminar must create a profile for the child. It will ask for a birth date; please enter yours (adults), as the system will not allow 13 or younger to sign up on own.  From there you should be able to access the Seminar Catalog. 

NCHC Officiating Experience

Want to watch NCHC officials in action? See what goes on behind the scenes and how they plan and prepare for games and the evaluation process that goes into each game.  Contact Mike Schmitt for a chance to watch an NCHC game at the Ralph, spend time in the locker room with the officials before the game and after.

Mike Schmitt

Mike Schmitt

NCHC Supervisor Staff

Phone: 701-240-1264

USA Hockey - Online Rule Book

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