Contest Officials

2016 Officials Summer Conference - June 10-11, 2016

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Officials Registration Opens July 5, 2016

The FHSAA will begin accepting registrations for the 2016-17 school season starting July 5, 2016. Returning officials, log into FHSAA at to renew registration online in your existing account.   Please direct your registration questions to officials [at] fhsaa [dot] org.  

Visit today for step-by-step instructions on how to get started on Becoming an Official. You will also find a directory there were you can search by county and by sport to find a local officials association in your area.  

Registrations must be received by the FHSAA Office no later than the following dates, before being considered a “Late Registration.”  Registrations after these dates will cost an additional $10.00 for returning officials.

2015-16 Dates

Season Sport Initial Deadline Last Day for Late Registrations
FALL Volleyball, Swimming
WINTER Soccer, Wrestling
SPRING Softball
Lacrosse, Track, Water Polo
Flag Football

Officials 2015-16 Online Rules Exam Schedule

Exams can be accessed directly through the officials FHSAA registration account at There will now be one online rules exam, 50 questions long and timed for 75 minutes and one online make-up exam window. Please see below. For questions, please e-mail: officials [at] fhsaa [dot] org. If you cannot access the registration/testing site please use Internet Explorer instead of Chrome or Firefox web browsers  before contacting tech [at] fhsaa [dot] org (subject: Officials%20Site) .

Sport Online Exam
75 minutes
50 questions
Online Make-up Exam
75 minutes
50 questions
Volleyball, Swimming
8/3 – 8/13
8/14 – 8/24
9/2 – 9/8
9/4 – 9/10
Soccer, Wrestling
10/13 – 10/23
10/24 – 11/2
11/6 – 11/12
11/11 – 11/17
Girls Lacrosse
Boys Lacrosse, Track, Water Polo, Flag Football
1/11 – 1/20
1/21 – 1/30
1/26 - 2/4
2/12 – 2/18
2/12 – 2/18
2/17 - 2/23
2/19 – 2/25

Officials to participate in "Calling for a Cure" campaign

Some FHSAA contest officials have agreed to participate in the “Calling for a Cure” campaign. By participating, these officials have agreed to donate their game fee, or a portion of their game fee, to the American Cancer Society. The dates for participation in the state of Florida are as follows:

  • Oct. 1-31, 2015
  • Jan. 4-9, 2016
  • March 14-19, 2016

If you notice that the contest officials are using pink whistles during the contest, this means these officials have agreed to make an individual donation in this effort. If this is the case, the FHSAA kindly asks that you acknowledge this participation through the public address announcement found below. Please make the announcement a minimum of two times during the contest. For football, make the announcement between quarters. In volleyball, make the announcement once between the first and second game in a match, and then again between the second and third game in a match.

The administrator or coach may ask the officials if they will be using pink whistles for the contest to communicate the need to make the announcement to the public address announcer.

"Ladies and gentlemen, we recognize the officials of the <NAME OF OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION> for their support in the fight against breast cancer. You may note their willingness to support this effort by the use of the pink whistle. The pink whistle signifies that the contest officials are contributing the contest’s game fee or a portion of the game fee to research in the Calling for a Cure campaign. If you wish to further support this effort or become an official, you may find the necessary information on the FHSAA’s website at"


Jana Horton Kowitz
Officials Registrar
(352) 372-9551 x290

Nadia Musleh
Network Administrator
(352) 372-9551 x120