HCOP Recertification Overview (Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario)

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Hockey Canada Officiating Program Online Re-Certification Courses

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is great uncertainty regarding the resumption of activities related to hockey. As this is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation, any resumption of activity will be under the guidance and direction of Public Health Agencies and Hockey Canada. This will be communicated as soon as it is determined.
Please note that e-Hockey remains available to all Officials, and you are encouraged to access and review your profile to determine the status of your CRC, in order to be prepared to take appropriate action, if necessary, upon the resumption of activities. 

*Please note the updated information regarding the OHF Screening Policy amid COVID-19 - CLICK HERE.*

If your email has changed, please contact ALLIANCE Hockey Development Coordinator, Officiating, 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.

Criminal Records Check
Criminal Record Centralization Process

The submission of these documents is the responsibility of the On-Ice Official (referees and linesmen) and will only be accepted at either the time of the officiating clinic, officiating school, or when submitted directly to the Ontario Hockey Federation. The method of submission is dependent on your Member.

Eligibility to Officiate
With the 2020-2021 officiating season approaching it is imperative for Officials to ensure their eligibility to access the program.

Due to changes imposed by the new Police Record Checks Reform Act (PRCRA) legislation, effective November 1st, 2018, a police check for persons under 18 years of age UNLESS applying for a position with a government agency (federal, provincial or municipal), will not be processed. 
Therefore, applicants under the age of 18 will not be required to obtain a Police Record Check OR signing of a declaration form is not required.

On Ice Officials 18 years of age and over are required to submit a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check (VSS).

The renewal period for your VSS will be every 3 years. (Example: Year one VSS, year two Criminal Offence Declaration Form, year three Criminal Offence Declaration Form and year four VSS.) All On Ice Officials must adhere to this Policy.

There will be two ways to submit your record check:

1. If recertifying, you must submit to the OHF prior to registering on line.

2. If you do not have your VSS prior to registering for a re-certification clinic and have initiated the process, please submit
            the receipt directly to the OHF office. This is a condition of being able to access the registration process. 

Methods of submission are fax, scan or mail. If by fax or scan (PDF), and it is not deemed a true copy the original will be requested to be mailed. By Fax to 519-620-7476, by scan to [email protected], or by Mail to address below (no pictures will be accepted).

When you receive your VSS document please forward directly to the OHF office:
Ontario Hockey Federation,
Unit 9, 400 Sheldon Drive,
Cambridge, Ontario N1T 2H9
Attention: Criminal Record Check Inspector

If the on ice official is deemed ineligible through review of their VSS, they will be notified.

Criminal Offence Declaration Form 2020-21 - CLICK HERE
This form is to be completed by officials who have a VSS on file and has not expired, and must be completed in full, signed, and submitted to the OHF office.
Officials are encouraged to log onto their eHockey account to verify their expiration date under the CRC Tab on their profile.


Any questions may be directed to the OHF office.

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