ALLIANCE Hockey Officiating Program - Overview
Certification at all levels, except Level 1, is a two-part process involving clinical and practical assessment.
Once certified, it is essential than an official continue to update and be completely familiar with new rule interpretations and officiating techniques. To maintain one`s present level of certification, an individual must attend a full Hockey Canada officiating program clinic and write a national examination every year with appropriate passing mark.
An individual must be at least 16 years of age to be certified at Level II or higher.
An individual will not be eligible to advance more than one level of the Hockey Canada officiating program per season, except for Levels 1 and 2.
New officials attend a Level 1 clinic and also participate in on-ice instruction.
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