Hockey Canada Officiating Program Online Re-Certification Course
The 2016-17 HCOP re-certification letters were sent out by email on July 19, 2016. If you have not received your letter or would like to complete the ALLIANCE Hockey Online Re-certification please contact Chad Houben.
Please review the Policy and Procedures below as it pertains to the collection of Criminal Record Checks / Vulnerable Sector Screening, Criminal Offence Declaration Form (CODF) and CRC receipt for officials.
OHF Policy & Procedures for Criminal Record Checks / Vulnerable Sector Screening
The OHF has centralized the collection of Criminal Record Checks / Vulnerable Sector Screening (as of the 2014-2015 season).
Eligibility to Officiate
All On Ice Officials must submit their Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening at the time of their 2016-2017 clinic/camp/school. Once submitted the On Ice Official is considered a member in good standing for the current officiating season unless deemed ineligible through review of the CRC/VSS.
On Ice Officials under the age of 18 are required to submit a Criminal Record Check, (CRC). On Ice Officials 18 years of age and over are required to submit a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check (VSS).
The renewal period for your CRC/VSS will be every 3 years. (Example: Year one CRC/VSS, year two Criminal Offence Declaration Form, year three Criminal Offence Declaration Form and year four CRC/VSS.) All On Ice Officials must adhere to this Policy.
If you do not have your Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening check for your clinic and have initiated the process please submit the receipt in a sealed envelope with your name printed on the front.
When you receive your CRC/VSS forward the original directly to the OHF office (please keep a copy.)
Attention: Criminal Record Check Inspector
Ontario Hockey Federation,
Unit 9, 400 Sheldon Drive,
Cambridge, Ontario N1T 2H9
Criminal Offence Declaration Form
This form is to be completed by officials who have a CRC/VSS on file and has not expired.
Please note that the declaration form is not a substitution for a CRC/VSS.
If completing a Criminal Offence Declaration Form, it must be completed in full, signed, placed in a sealed envelope with your name and clinic printed on the front and submitted at the clinic.
The OHF will be responsible to communicate to the Member Partner for that individual’s area if that official has complied with this requirement and is eligible or ineligible to officiate.