Returning Officials

Please note that all officials must re-certify every year.

Your certification for the 2021/22 season expires Dec 31/21 and you will be unable to officiate after that date without re-certification.

If you worked the previous season you are a returning official and must register for a returning official clinic with BC Hockey. The clinics will be posted on the BC Hockey website as they become available.

If you are 15 years or younger, you need to register in a level 1 returning clinic and if you are 16 years (as of Dec 31st, 2021) or older you need to register in a level 2 returning clinic.

Click HERE to access the BC Hockey Officiating page which includes information regarding certification clinics.


To assist with the recruitment and retention of previous officials, all officials registered during the 2020-2021 season are eligible to officiate immediately upon the start of the 2021-2022 season (with a valid CRC in place if over 17 years of age), due to the validity of their 2020-2021 certification (expiry December 31, 2021).

Additionally, registered 2020-2021officials will receive a $74.00 reduction to their 2021-2022 registration fee, due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the 2020-2021 season.


All 2021-2022 certification clinics for ‘returning’ officials will be delivered online and be available for registration in August/September 2021, with clinic delivery occurring from September until late November.

Any returning officials that were NOT registered during the 2020-2021 season will be required to attend an online certification clinic before they are eligible to officiate and will pay standard registration fees.

If you are an official that has not certified for a number of years and are unable to register for a clinic, you will have to contact BC Hockey. You may be required to take the new officials clinic and the required module.


The following is applicable to both NEW and RETURNING Officials.

As of May 15th, 2021 eHockey has been retired.

eHockey functionality will now be located at its new home inside HCR 3.0 as of June 1st, 2021.

 

Becoming a New Official

 

 

Anyone over the age of 11 before December 31st 2021 is eligible to become an official.

New officials must first register and complete an online module. You must create an E-Learning account (if you don't already have one) and complete the required module.


This year there are 2,  level 1 new official (under 16 years of age) categories. There is the standard Level 1 which will allow all minor hockey to be officiated to the age and grading of the official (typically up to U11 for a new official) and a reduced registration fee for those only grading to U9 (initiation). Officials who register for U9 only will not be eligible to upgrade to U11 until the following year.


Adults wishing to become an official are to complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) with BC Hockey through the officiating links (if one is not completed as a team official).


Follow the instructions Here to sign up for the online module. Once you have registered and begin the online module, please contact Drew Hatch at:

refassignor@aldergroveminorhockey.com and I will advise you on Aldergrove specific clinic to register for in Step 3.


Parents - We encourage young men and women wishing to officiate to do the best they can. We are here to support them every step of the way. BC Hockey & Aldergrove Minor Hockey consider officiating #morethandroppingpucks

Parents are encouraged to become officials too. Too often many parents of minor hockey players complain about officials - be part of the solution! Sign up and officiate with your son or daughter!