Requirements for Becoming an LMHA Referee

Any questions please contact Ed Adams, LMHA Referee-in Chief,  at (604) 534.4873 or

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Please note that all officials must re-certify every year. If you are an official who has worked for one season and are returning you are a “Returning Official”. If you are below 16 years of age (as of December 31st of this year) you are a Level 1 Official. If you are 16 years of age or older you are a Level 2 Official.

LEVEL 1's (aged 12 to 15 years) AND THOSE NEW TO OFFICIATING (aged 16 years and up) receive certification in a blended model requiring the completion of both an online E-Learning Course and attendance at a face to face clinic.  The E-Learning Course must be completed prior to attending the clinic!

You MUST be re-certified by December 31st or you will not be eligible to officiate beyond that date. Please go to the following link to access information regarding certification clinics and the required online module.

Once you enter the link and see the list of clinics you will see “info” on the right hand side. Click this link for additional information.

BC Hockey policy requires all officials eighteen (18) years or older as of December 31, 2017 to complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) prior to registering for the 2017-2018 season.

Please note: A Criminal Record Check is valid for three (3) seasons expiring on July 31st of the third (3rd) year. As a Volunteer with BC Hockey this submission is FREE of charge by using the online processes outlined below. Understand that there is still an administrative time period necessary to process your CRC, so take that into account when submitting your request. It is advised that you make your online CRC request at least one (1) month in advance of the start of the clinic you wish to register for. Your completed CRC will be automatically sent to the BC Hockey office by the Ministry of Justice and it will be updated on your HCR profile. Please note the two (2) processes below for officials’ 19 years or older and those officials 18 years or under as of December 31st.