Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association

2016-17 USA & WHOA Registration


Seminar registration for the 2016-17 season has now ended.

Already attended your seminar? Check your Registration Status through USA Hockey.

Those officials who are or will be 18 and older will need to ensure their Background Screening is up to date or completed prior to registration. See below for more information on Background Screening.

If you have any questions in regards to registration please contact your WHOA Director.

Background Screening


All officials who are 18 years old are required to have a background screening done through WHOA. If an official does not have a current screen, he/she may not officiate any USA Hockey games in the state of Wisconsin. Any person turning 18 during the season will also need to complete a background screening or they will not be eligible to officiate.

The WHOA has partnered with WAHA’s screening vendor, Protect Youth Sports, with the goal of providing timely and accurate service for officials and administrators. Effective immediately, Verified Volunteers is now replaced with Protect Youth Sports.

We have created instructions for navigating their website.

You can also view your screening date in the WHOA Screening Database.

Please feel free to view the Background Screening Policy.

WAHA Development Conference


At the WAHA Annual Meeting, WHOA gave a presentation pertaining to the recruitment, retention, continued education and assignment of officials.