Interested in becoming an on-ice official? Here is what you need to get your officiating career started.
The Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) offers the opportunity for participants of all ages to be involved in the game beyond playing. By following the levels of development, along with hard work and dedication, officials can find fulfillment in the form of advancement while making the game safe, fair and fun for all participants.
The Officiating Pathway is the foundation for the training, development and advancement for all officials across Canada. Hockey Canada has categorized the hockey played in Canada into five basic streams, each with different priorities. They include:
The Hockey Canada Officiating Pathway has been developed to address the following components of the program at both the Member and national levels:
For more detail on how to begin your officiating career please reach out to your Member or local hockey association referee-in-chief