Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association

WHOA Seminar Application

The WHOA Seminar Application is now available. Any association interested in hosting a seminar should apply. Any questions about hosting a seminar should be directed to your Region Director.

WHOA By-Law Changes

There have been two proposed By-Law changes presented to the board. They are available below for review prior to the Annual Meeting.

WHOA Scholarship Application

The deadline for Scholarship applications has passed. The winner of this years scholarship will be announced at the Annual Meeting.

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.