Becoming a Referee (Brampton Hockey Inc.)

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Becoming a Referee

  • Are you interested in becoming a referee?  Here's how!

    ref_2005_school0702.jpgYou can start your career as a referee as early as 14 years of age, though preference is given to 15 and 16 year-olds or older.  Simply visit the Brampton Hockey Website and complete the online form to be added to a contact list for future correspondence.

    A mandatory tryout will be required for all interested in refereeing in Brampton. You must attend one of the tryout dates that will be posted around the early August timeframe. If you are accepted into the Brampton Hockey officiating program, you’ll be required to attend a mandatory preliminary preparation course provided by Brampton Hockey.

    Additionally, you will be required to be certified by the OMHA as a qualified official. The OMHA will require attendance to a mandatory HCOP Entry Level qualification clinic. You can learn about which courses you need to be certified for the OMHA. The cost will be reimbursed by Brampton Hockey once you have successfully completed the course and skated 10 shifts. When payment is received by the OMHA, you will receive a login for the pre-course online segment that must be completed and passed prior to attending the in-class portion. When you have completed and passed both components, you will be certified to start refereeing at the development levels of Brampton Hockey.

    Introduction referee clinics are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. An optional one-weekend OMHA referee school is also offered and is great preparation. The GTHL also offers a referee school that is a great option as well. Please note that if you are certified through the GTHL, you will need to pay a cross-over fee in order to officiate in the OMHA. The cost for this varies for each school, but you will only be certified up to the level 2 equivalent in Hockey Canada. Though the hockey schools are not mandatory, they are highly recommended and fill up quickly.

    When you attend the in-class segment of the course, you will need to bring with you a current police check (vulnerable sector check). As officiating is a paid position, a volunteer check is not accepted.  The cost for the police check is the referee’s responsibility.

    For Vulnerable Sector Check procedures, please click HERE