Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association

WHOA Scholarship Application

The WHOA scholarship application is now available. Interested High School Seniors and those currently attending College should apply. For more information and to download the application please visit our Scholarship page.

2017 WHOA Officiating Camp Dates Announced

WHOA will be hosting an officiating development camp in conjunction with the WAHA player development camp in Green Bay April 28-30. If you are an official between the ages of 15 and 26 who desires to gain experience with the one-referee/two-linesmen system our camp is for you. Experience in one-referee/two-linesmen is not required - only a willingness to explore new officiating ideas.

Camp begins late Friday afternoon and concludes by mid-afternoon on Sunday. Activities include classroom instruction, on-ice training, power skating and game experience. All game experiences are evaluated with feedback provided immediately after.

Those interested need to fill out our Online Application. A $50.00 application fee (payable to "WHOA") is required but refundable. The application fee will be refunded to applicants who are not selected and those who attend the entire camp. Please mail the application fee to:

Patrick Dyer
1324 Tioga Avenue
Duluth, MN 55804-1465

Your online application will not be considered until your fee is received.

Questions regarding camp or the application process should be directed to Patrick Dyer via email or by calling 218-349-0327.

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.