Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association

2016-17 USA & WHOA Registration


WHOA Seminar Registration is now open. Thanks for your patience. 

Please review the Complete Registration Overview especially New Applicants. 

USA Hockey Officials registration will open on August 1st for the upcoming season. Please remember both steps will need to be completed as always. 

Those officials who are 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 were at least 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. You will also not be permitted to register for a seminar if your screening is not complete and results processed by WHOA.

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.