Officiating 2021-22 Season Updates

From BC Hockey

Hockey University (Officiating 1/2)

  • The online course (modules) for NEW officials is NOW available for registration on the new Hockey Canada Registry Website.
  • All NEW officials will be required to complete this course before registering for a new officials’ certification clinic.
  • Registration for Hockey University can be found HERE


NEW Officials Clinics:

  • We expect to open the clinic host request intake form some time next week, with the ability to have MHAs deliver those clinics no earlier than September 24, 2021.
  • Further information will be provided once we are able to begin taking clinic requests.

Additional Information:

  • NEW officials will be delivered in-person.
  • All curriculum for NEW officials’ clinics will be provided to the MHA RIC upon the creation of their registration link.
  • All curriculum material is pre-recorded in two (2) available formats:
  1. YouTube Playlist (which will require an internet connection during the clinic) or
  2. Via OneDrive / Share Point files, which will have each individual pre-recorded module in downloadable mp4 format for offline delivery.


  • Instruction: MHA RICs or a Senior official appointed by the MHA RIC will be eligible to deliver the clinic to the NEW Officials.
  • Upon requesting to host a NEW officials’ clinic, an instructor must be identified and that instructor will be eligible to submit a $65.00 honoraria to BC Hockey, upon the conclusion of the clinic.
  • MHAs will also receive a $7.50 host grant for each clinic registrant to assist in covering costs of hosting the clinic.


Re-Certification Clinics:

  • Clinic Registration is NOW OPEN HERE.


FYI officials that are registering as a Level 2 or 3 will need to register for a clinic in accordance with their age. Under 18 will NOT require a CRC, while over 18 WILL require a CRC. Currently Hockey Canada does not have an ability to differentiate between which session at a given time require a CRC on the front facing clinic list. However, that information is indicated once you click the clinic to register. Therefore, for every clinic date and time, there are two registrations. The first one will be the 17 and under, while the 2nd will be for 18+ and a participant can confirm if they are on the correct registration by quickly reading the first sentence of the clinic Description. We hope to have the front facing clinic information cards on the search page to indicate this information very soon.

  • All officials with previous Hockey Canada Officiating experience are considered ‘Returning officials’ and are eligible to participate in a re-certification clinic.
  • ALL re-certification clinics for returning officials will be delivered virtually for the 2021-2022 season.
  • All officials that were registered during the 2020-2021 season have received a credit of $74.00 on their Hockey Canada Participant account, to apply towards their registration for the 2021-2022 season at the point of checkout.

NOTE: Officials that registered as U9 officials in 2020-2021 ($26.25) have received a credit in the amount paid last season ($26.25)

NOTE: Officials that registered in 2020-2021 but did NOT pay the Participant Assessment fee (insurance) and were not registered as a player or team official have received a $50.00 credit.

  • ALL officials that were registered during the 2020-2021 season are currently eligible to officiate games. They WILL be required to attend a clinic this season but do not have to do so before going on the ice.
  • Any officials that were NOT registered during the 2020-2021 season but have previous Hockey Canada Officiating experience, will be eligible to attend the online re-certification clinics but they WILL be required to pay the standard registration rates and applicable participant assessment fee (if necessary).
  • In early August information was circulated identifying all the officials that require a NEW Criminal Record Check (CRC). As a reminder, these CRCs are required prior to registration for a clinic. The process to complete these is outlined HERE


HiSport Assigning:

  • We are continuing to work with HiSport on preparing the assigning function of this platform for use at the Minor Hockey level.
  • We anticipate to be able to provide resources and training sessions in Late September to early October.


We are very excited about these next steps towards the 2021-2022 season! We appreciate everyone’s patience and dedication to officiating the game of hockey. We will continue to provide important updates on these and other topics as they continue to develop.