Reclassification

The procedure for upgrading to the next Official’s Level is outlined below. Reclassification or upgrading is coordinated by Supervision Coordinator in each Region.

1. To apply for reclassification, complete the form for your Region. Clicking to submit will deliver the form directly to your Region’s Supervision Coordinator.

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2. Complete the required number of supervisions on other officials within your Region (see Supervisions), and ensure you are supervised the minimum number of times required by your Region. Make sure the Supervisions requirements are completed by the deadline for your Region so that your application may proceed.

3. Respond to any calls/emails from your Regional Coordinator during the season long upgrade process. A lack of response to communication often indicates a lack of care for the official receiving his/her upgrade.

From Level I to Level II:

  • All officials over the age of 16 are upgraded to Level II upon achieving 70% or better on their officiating exam.

From Level II to Level III:

  • Apply in writing to the Supervision Coordinator before December 15.
  • Be supervised by a Level III official calling at least a Midget hockey game in a three man system.
  • Work as a linesman for senior hockey.
  • Complete all required supervisions on other officials prior to the end of the season in which you are applying.
  • Achieve 80% on officiating exam.

From Level III to Level IV:

  • Apply in writing to the supervision coordinator before December 15.
  • Be supervised by a Level IV official calling at least a Senior or Junior B hockey game in a three man system.
  • Work as a linesman for Junior A hockey.
  • Complete all required supervisions on other officials prior to the end of the season in which you are applying.
  • Attend a level IV/V camp at own expense (if accepted). The camp will include on ice skating testing, off ice physical testing, and classroom sessions. Level IV/V camp is held every second season.
  • Achieve 80% on SRD exam.

From Level IV to Level V:

  • Apply in writing to the supervision coordinator before October 15. Your name is submitted to the Officials Committee, and you will be supervised in a Junior A game to determine if your application is accepted.
  • Complete all required supervisions on other officials prior to the end of the season in which you are applying.
  • Attend a Level IV/V camp at own expense. The camp will include on ice skating testing, off ice physical testing, and classroom sessions. Level IV/V camp is held every second season.
  • Achieve 90% on your SRD exam.

From Level V to Level VI:

  • Apply in writing to the reclassification coordinator before November 30.
  • Application is reviewed, and if name submitted to Officials Committee, you be supervised at the Junior A, ACAC, or CIS level to decide on upgrade status.
  • Meet all zone expectations – completed supervisions, no discipline issues etc.
  • Attend a Level VI camp (all expenses paid), if accepted. The camp is a week long and will include on ice skating testing, off ice physical testing, classroom sessions, and refereeing two hockey games.
  • Level VI is held every second season in November on odd numbered years.

I missed the deadline for submitting the upgrade form, can I still apply?

Yes, however there are no guarantees the application will be processed. It is important to submit the form on time so the Supervisions Coordinator can begin the review process and communicate with the interested official.

I’m not sure I meet the requirements. What should I do?

Instructors explain the level system at the annual clinics and encourage officials to apply for level upgrades. If you are close to meeting the requirements, you should apply. The committee will review your application, and at worst, you will receive quality supervisions on yourself and you will learn from supervisions you completed on others.

I have not met the minimum supervision requirements. What are my options?

We are held to Hockey Canada guidelines for upgrades. Contact your Regional Supervisions Coordinator to find out your options. Usually, you will need to reapply the following year; however, each application is reviewed on its individual merits.

Who decides if my application is approved or declined?

At the conclusion of the season, the Regional Officials Committee reviews each applicant, his/her qualifications, how they did in their supervisions, and decides on the status of the upgrade request.

How will i find out if my application for a level upgrade has been approved?

The Regional Coordinator will communicate the outcome of the application to each applicant. If the upgrade has been approved, you complete the respective level’s clinic requirements next season for participation and exam score and then you will be registered at the new level. If you have been declined, you are encouraged to apply again next year.