Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association

WAHA/WHOA Playoff and State Tournament Qualified Officials


The list of Qualified Officials has been published for upcoming WAHA State tournaments. Only those officials listed are eligible to work Playoff and State Tournament games. Questions about the list should be directed to to your local Region 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.