Become an Official

Becoming a football official takes one big first step: contacting your local football-officials group.

Here we’ve listed a couple of national organizations that oversee football¬†officiating, as well as a handful of the local organizations that recruit and develop football officials.

Don’t be shy! If you don’t find your locality here, do some Google searching and reach out. They¬†want to hear from you.

National Groups

NASO – National Association of Sports Officials
https://www.naso.org/resources/become-an-official/football-officiating/football-officiating-information/

NFHS – National Federation of High Schools
https://nfhslearn.com/courses/officiating-football

Local High School Groups

ALASKA
https://www.anchoragefootballofficials.com/

ARIZONA
https://www.azfoa.org/

CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES
https://www.cfoa-la.org/

COLORADO – DENVER
https://denverfootballofficials.com/

CONNECTICUT
https://ccafo.org/

FLORIDA – MIAMI
https://gmacfoa.com/

FLORIDA – ORLANDO/CENTRAL
https://cfoa.com/

GEORGIA – ATLANTA
https://aafoa.org/

GEORGIA
https://www.gfoa.pro/

HAWAII
https://www.ofoa-hawaii.org/

ILLINOIS
https://www.ihsa.org/Officials

KANSAS
https://www.kshsaa.org/Public/Official/NewOfficials.cfm

KENTUCKY
http://ckfoa.org/

LOUISIANA
https://lhsoa.com/become-official/

MAINE – NEW ENGLAND
https://www.anefo.org/

MARYLAND
https://www.mbfo.org/

MASSACHUSETTS – NEW ENGLAND
https://www.anefo.org/

MICHIGAN – DETROIT
https://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/

MICHIGAN
https://www.mhsaa.com/i-am/officials

NEBRASKA
http://www.nhsoahome.org/#/

NEVADA – LAS VEGAS
https://snoaofficials.com/

NEVADA
https://www.niaa.com/officials/Landing

NEW HAMPSHIRE
http://www.nhfoa.net/

NEW YORK – WESTERN NY
https://www.wnycfo.com/

NEW YORK STATE
https://ossaa.arbitersports.com/front/106940/site

PENNSYLVANIA
https://www.piaa.org/officials/become/default.aspx

RHODE ISLAND
https://rifoa.org/index.html

SOUTH CAROLINA
https://scfoa.net/

SOUTH DAKOTA
http://siouxempirefootballofficials.com/

TENNESSEE
https://cms-files.tssaa.org/documents/tssaa/officials-associations/FBAssociations.pdf

TEXAS
https://taso.org/chapter-directory/football/

WASHINGTON – SEATTLE
https://pnfoa.com/

Local College Groups

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
http://www.sccfoa.org/