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Officials Requirements

View the DCSAA Officials Requirements below.


The DCSAA official's registration fee is $40 for the first sport and $25 for each additional sport. As part of membership, each official will receive a National Federation of State High School Associations rule book in the sport, the State rules interpretation clinic, the National Federation rules examination, and membership in the National Federation Officials Association.


For additional information about becoming an official or other related questions, call the DCSAA Coordinator of Officials, Sean Conley, at 202-741-6490 or by email at

Officials Rules Interpretation Meetings

The DCSAA is holding a series of officials rules interpretation meetings for football, soccer, volleyball, and basketball. 

All meetings will be held at OSSE, 1050 First St. NE Washington, DC. Register now in order to reserve your seat at the next meeting.

DCSAA Officials Meetings by Sport

Sport Time and Date Time Register HERE
Football August 8, 2019 7:30-8:30pm Football Officials Meeting
Soccer August 12, 2019 7:30-8:30pm Soccer Officials Meeting
Volleyball August 28, 2019 6:30-8:00pm Volleyball Officials Meeting
Basketball September 10, 2019 6:30-7:30pm Basketball Officials Meeting

Officials General Information

Officials at interscholastic athletic events are participants in the educational development of student- athletes. As such, they must exercise a high level of self-discipline, independence and responsibility.

Officials for DCSAA-sponsored athletic contests, both regular and post-season, are to be certified and registered with the DCSAA office. The DCSAA coordinator of officials will facilitate this process with all local officials’ boards. Registration and certification requirements are as follows:

a. Be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate.

b. Be a member in good standing with a local DCSAA-recognized officials’ group.

c. Pass a criminal background check

d. Attend a DCSAA-sponsored rules interpretation clinic for the current year.

e. Pass the National Federation examination (80% is the lowest passing score).

f. Pay the DCSAA registration fee (through the local officials association).

District of Columbia State Athletic Association 1050 First Street NE, 6th FL Washington, DC 20002