Officiate Iowa High School Athletic Events

Registration for officials begin on June 17, 2024 for the 2024-25 school year

IHSAA Officials

Stay involved with Iowa high school athletics by registering as an official! To qualify, registrants must be a high school student or older, have a thorough understanding of the sport you wish to officiate, and the ability to interpret and apply rules.

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Officials Guidelines & Information

Policies, Rules, Requirements

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE BECOMING AN IHSAA OFFICIAL

 

Notable Policies

  • Officials are considered independent contractors.
  • Officials from out-of-state must obtain a valid IHSAA license to officiate within Iowa.
  • All licenses expire annually after the state baseball tournament and must be renewed within one year of expiration.
  • High school students are eligible to obtain a license and officiate sub-varsity and junior high contests.
  • Armed Forces personnel will have licensing fees waived for their first two years of officiating (form below).
  • High school and college students receive a discounted rate for licensing fees.

Official Exams and Rules Meeting Requirements

  • All officials must score 75 percent or higher on an online open-book exam in the sport(s) for which they intend to officiate. Exams may be retaken twice if necessary.
  • All officials are required to view an online rules interpretation meeting pertaining to their sport(s) before the season begins.
  • To become varsity eligible, new officials of football, basketball, baseball, and wrestling must attend a clinic within the first three years of registration.
  • Exams and rules meetings may be found through DragonFly (ICOS).

Officials Associations & Assignors

ORGANIZATIONCONTACTCITYEMAILPHONE
Algona Officials AssociationFred PerkinsEmmetsburg[email protected](712) 490-4061
Black Hawk Officials AssociationRobert Smith Jr.Waterloo[email protected](319) 230-7917
Cedar Rapids Athletic Officials AssociationChris HeidelbauerMarion[email protected](319) 533-0292
Cedar Valley Soccer Officials AssociationPhil WatsonCedar Falls[email protected](319) 230-9148
Central Iowa Wrestling Officials AssociationJesse McCradyAnkeny[email protected](641) 780-4618
Clarinda Officials OrganizationKeith BrothersClarinda[email protected](712) 303-0025
Des Moines Officials AssociationLarry JacobusDes Moines[email protected](515) 490-0779
Dubuque Area Soccer Officials AssociationPaul LassanceDubuque[email protected](563) 590-0487
East Central Iowa Soccer Officials Assoc.Brian D. CohenRobins[email protected](319) 294-8863
Eastern Iowa Wrestling Officials Assoc.Chris MeineckeMaquoketa[email protected](319) 480-3377
Fort Dodge Officials AssociationJim BiceFort Dodge[email protected](515) 571-3191
Greater Des Moines Umpires AssociationGeorge DavisDes Moines[email protected](515) 979-9291
Grundy County Officials AssociationCharles McCauleyReinbeck[email protected](832) 434-8996
I.O.W.A (Iowa Officials Western Assoc.)Chris GirresCouncil Bluffs[email protected](402) 657-2905
Iowa City Athletic Officials AssociationJohn MathiasIowa City[email protected](319) 430-5100
Mahaska County Wrestling Officials AssociationLanny BrandAltoona[email protected](515) 975-9602
North Iowa Area Soccer Officials AssociationCharlie RamsayMason City[email protected](641) 420-8345
North Iowa Officials AssociationKen RobbinsMason City[email protected]515-571-2390
Northwest IA Wrestling Coaches & Officials AssocMike WinklepleckSioux City[email protected](712) 870-4682
Premier Sports Officials AssociationSean JohnstonBennington[email protected](402) 319-8413
Quad City Officials AssociationJon ClarkMoline[email protected](309) 945-8119
Red Rock Officials AssociationCraig Van VarkPella[email protected](641) 628-9179
Saylorville Officials Association-BASKETBALLDan BrunsAnkeny[email protected](515) 724-4278
Saylorville Officials Association-FOOTBALLBill PrangeAnkeny[email protected](515) 210-4167
Siouxland Officials AssociationKevin EekhoffLeMars[email protected](712) 548-2722
Siouxland SOCCER Officials Association (SSOA)Patrick WiltgenSouth Sioux City[email protected](402) 987-7719
Siouxland Umpires AssociationGrant ThompsonSioux City[email protected](712) 301-3905
Southeast Iowa Soccer Officials Association Daniel LopezTiffin[email protected]563-506-3263
Southeast Iowa Officials AssociationJoshua RagarWest Point[email protected](309) 371-5020
Tri-State Officials AssociationAl StoltzDubuque[email protected](563) 451-8352
Twin Lakes Area Officials AssociationFred PerkinsEmmetsburg[email protected](712) 490-4061
Wapello County Officials AssociationBill OwensOttumwa[email protected](641) 814-2271
Waterloo Area Officials Association (WAOA)Terrance Campbell (TC)Cedar Falls[email protected](319) 504-2940
Webster City Officials AssociationChris HansenWebster City[email protected](515) 851-1973

Resources for Iowa High School Sports Officials

IHSAA Officials Hall of Fame

CONGRATS TO THE 2023 INDUCTEES

 

Greg Becker

Waterloo

Mike Botts

Davenport

Brian Gray

Winterset

Jenni Malsam

Sioux City

Jim Pfeifer

Milford

Dave Rittman

Ankeny

VIEW ALL IHSAA HALL OF FAME OFFICIALS