Officials perform a vital role in the game. At all levels, the referees and linesmen are the third team on the ice, without whom the game would not happen.

New Officials

Applications for new officials is now closed for the upcoming season.  Please check back in August prior to the start of the season.

If you are looking to apply to become a new official, you must be between 12 years and 15 years of age by December 31 of the calendar year and not officiated hockey in BC previously.   If you are 16 years old or older, you must contact BC Hockey directly in order to attend one of their hosted clinics.

If you are selected and approved, new officials must first complete an pre-task online module with Hockey Canada via BC Hockey.  Once the pre-task has been completed, you must register and attend a New Officials Clinic which will include both classroom and on-ice instruction hosted by BMHA.

Returning Officials

If you worked the previous season, you are a returning official and must register for a returning official clinic with BC Hockey by December in order to re-certify.

If you are 15 years or younger, you register as a level 1 returning clinic and if you are 16 years or older, you register in a level 2 returning clinic.

If you are turning 18 this year, you must complete a Criminal Record Check and submit it to BC Hockey prior to registering for a clinic.

Click here to access information regarding certification clinics.