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To register for clinics and view qualifications, officials need to complete the following three-step process:

Step 1: Create and HCR 3.0 account, by clicking on the link below and following the instructions.


Step 2: Once your new account has been created, you need to link it so that your previous records transfer to your new account.


Step 3: Register for your clinic (through the "Upcoming Officials Clinics" button below).

  • Required officials courses are hosted across the province, beginning in September.


Certification at all levels, except Level I, is a two-part process involving clinical and practical assessment.

The level system, Level I through Level NHP, is the foundation for the training and development of amateur hockey officials across Canada. Hockey Canada has categorized the hockey played in Canada into four basic streams, each with different priorities. They include:

  • U7
  • Recreational
  • Competitive
  • Program of Excellence
From the point of view of the clinic, the official must attend all sessions and must obtain the minimum mark on the examination. Once certified, it is essential that an official continue to update and be completely familiar with new rule interpretations and officiating techniques. To maintain one’s present level of certification, an individual must attend a full Hockey Canada officiating program clinic and write a national examination every year with appropriate passing mark.
  • An individual must be at least 15 years of age to be certified at Level II or higher.
  • An individual will not be eligible to advance more than one level of the Hockey Canada officiating program per season, except for Levels I and II.
  • All officials looking to register for a clinic can do so by visiting Hockey Canada’s HCR 3.0 platform where you can select a date that works best for you. If you are a first year official you will need to create an account before you can register for a clinic.


  • Minimum of 13 years old.
  • Clinics take place between September 15 and November 30 annually.
  • Register for the "HU-Officiating 1/2" Clinic. You must complete the Hockey University Officiating online course prior to registering for an in-class clinic. The course takes approximately three hours to complete.
  • Once you have completed the online course, register for an in-class clinic.
  • View the instructions below for information on how to register for a clinic through the new HCR 3.0 system.
  • All clinics consist of classroom sessions and on-ice sessions. Bring your skates, helmet (with visor) and a Whistle to your on-ice session.
  • More details on these clinics are available by contacting Hockey Alberta.