Officiating Clinics and Certification




BC Hockey is excited to announce the launch of the 2020-2021 clinic and certification season. To ensure that there is an educated and safe return to hockey this season, all officials are required to complete certification before participating in any games. Please review the certification options outlined in this memo to see how to participate in the clinic you qualify for. Available clinics will be posted on the ehockey website by way of the BC Hockey clinics home page as they become available. Clinics will begin this weekend and new dates will be updated regularly.   

 

NEW OFFICIALS - LEVEL 1-2

Pre-clinic requirements (must be completed prior to registration):

  1. Hockey University: Officiating 1/2 (Approx. 3 hours)
  2. Hockey University: Planning a Safe Return to Hockey (Approx. 20 minutes) - No charge
  3. New officials 18 years or older as of December 31, 2020 must complete a Criminal Record Check prior to registration, online submission - No Charge

Clinic Registration, Delivery & Certification:

In-Person Delivery ONLY:

  • New official clinics will be delivered in-person by your Minor Hockey Association (MHA)
  • These clinics will be schedule in accordance with the local MHA and may begin in mid-October through the fall. Please consult with your local MHA Referee-in Chief (RIC) for projected dates.

 

LEVEL 1-3 RETURNING OFFICIALS (MINOR HOCKEY)

Pre-clinic requirements (must be completed prior to registration):

  1. Hockey University: Planning a Safe Return to Hockey (Approx. 20 minutes) - No charge
  2. New officials 18 years or older as of December 31, 2020 must complete a Criminal Record Check prior to registration, online submission - No Charge
  3. If you have any questions about Minor hockey clinics please contact the applicable Officiating Delivery Group Member

Clinic Registration, Delivery & Certification:

OPTION #1 Online Delivery:

  • Online officiating clinics will be delivered using the ZOOM platform.
  • Clinics will be posted on the BC Hockey clinics page, once available (coming soon).
  • At the time of registration, a ZOOM link will be provided on the registration page.
  • Upon registration, a confirmation email will also include a ZOOM link & your access code
  • Officials will be required to attend the clinic they have registered for.
  • It is recommended to use a computer for online clinics, rather than mobile devices.
  • Each registered participant must be logged into the clinic as an individual user.

OPTION #2 In-Person Delivery:

  • In-person clinics may not be available in all communities.
  • Contact your MHA RIC to determine if an in-person clinic will be available in your area.
  • All in-person clinics will be posted on the BC Hockey clinics once confirmed page.
  • Please note that in-person clinics may be limited regarding the number of attendees.

 

LEVEL 3-6 RETURNING OFFICIALS (HIGH PERFORMANCE - U18AAA JR & SR)

Pre-clinic requirements (must be completed prior to registration):

  1. Hockey University: Planning a Safe Return to Hockey (Approx. 20 minutes) - No charge
  2. New officials 18 years or older as of December 31, 2020 must complete a Criminal Record Check prior to registration, online submission - No Charge
  3. These clinics are by invitation and are reserved for officials that officiate at any the following categories:

o  U18AAA (Male & Female)

o  Junior B

o  Junior A (BCHL)

o  Inter-Collegiate (BCIHL)

o  University (USPORT)

o  Major Junior (WHL)

 

If you are a High Performance official seeking certification please contact Kirk Wood kwood@bchockey.net.

 

Please note that two (2) early online Level 1-3 clinics will be available for returning officials on Saturday September 26 at 8:00am & 11:00am PT. To register for one of these first clinics please click here. More online clinics will be posted soon, and in-person clinics may become available in your community as the fall continues (NOTE: in-person clinics may not be available in all areas). BC Hockey will continue to provide further updates as a full clinics schedule is developed.

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