OFFICIATING

Returning LMHA Officials

Please note that all officials must re-certify every year.  Your certification for the 2021/22 season expires Dec 31/21 and you will be unable to officiate after that date without re-certification. If you worked the previous season you are a returning official and must register for a returning official clinic with BC Hockey.  The clinics will be posted on the BC Hockey website as they become available. If you are 15 years or younger, you register in a level 1 returning clinic and if you are 16 years (as of Dec 31st, 2021) or older, you register in a level 2 returning clinic. Click HERE to access the BC Hockey Officiating page which includes information regarding certification clinics.

To assist with the recruitment and retention of previous officials, all officials registered during the 2020-2021 season are eligible to officiate immediately upon the start of the 2021-2022 season (with a valid CRC in place), due to the validity of their 2020-2021 certification (expiry December 31, 2021). Additionally, these officials will receive a $74.00 reduction to their 2021-2022 registration fee, due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the 2020-2021 season.

All 2021-2022 certification clinics for ‘returning’ officials will be delivered online and be available for registration in August 2021, with clinic delivery occurring from September until late November. Any returning officials that were NOT registered during the 2020-2021 season will be required to attend an online certification clinic before they are eligible to officiate and will pay standard registration fees.

If you are an official that has not certified for a number of years and are unable to register for a clinic, you will have to contact BC Hockey. You may be required to take the new officials clinic and the required module.

Becoming a New LMHA Official

New officials must first complete an online module. You must create an E-Learning account (if you don't already have one) and complete the required module. The following is applicable to both NEW and RETURNING Officials.

As of May 15th, 2021 eHockey has been retired.

eHockey functionality will now be located at its new home inside HCR 3.0 as of June 1st, 2021.

Click HERE to create a new Account!

The BC Hockey website will be updated as clinics become available for the 2021/22 Season. To stay up-to-date, please check their Officiating web page frequently:

Take me to the BC Hockey Officiating Page!

Once you are registered, the module can take up to 3 hours to complete. The E-Learning module must be completed before the system will allow you to be registered for a clinic. The new official's clinics in LMHA are by invitation only and those who are interested must submit the application form below. You will be contacted in early August and the program will be explained to you. Please make sure that all the information (phone numbers, email account, etc) are up to date. Once a clinic date has been established and you have completed the online module, a link will be sent to you allowing you to register for the LMHA new official's clinic. Upon completing the clinic, you will then attend mandatory training sessions and do a real game situation before being allowed to officiate. New officials start out doing games at the novice level and will be advanced to higher levels as they develop the necessary skills. There is no guarantee as to the number of games you will get your first year, but depending on your availability and the number of new officials in the program we try to get you as many games as possible.

Criminal Record Checks for Officials

If you are turning 18 this year you must complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) prior to registering for a clinic. If you have not completed a CRC the system will not let you register for any clinics. You can access the link to complete a CRC on the BC Hockey website. Your CRC is valid for 3 years and must be renewed upon expiry which is July 31 of the 3rd year. As a volunteer with BC Hockey, this submission is FREE of charge when using the link provided by BC Hockey.
Officials turning 18 this year or those who are required to renew their CRC, please click HERE to access the information on the BC Hockey website or see below:

eCRC Submission Process

1. UPDATED Go to: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/criminalrecordcheck

2. Enter Access Code: FY4HH6R6BN and follow the submission instructions

NOTE: The eCRC system utilizes an applicant’s BC Services Card, to verify identification. If an applicant is using the BC Services Card to access the online service for the first time, they will be directed to activate their card by video or in person through Service BC app. For more information regarding the BC Services Card, please visit gov.bc.ca/bcservicescard. An applicant guide is LINKED HERE for assistance.

Be sure to keep your verification of the submission number for your records. Most submissions will be complete after step 2. However, if your submission is restricted please contact crc@bchockey.net for assistance.

Understand that there is still an administrative time period necessary to process your CRC, so take that into account when submitting your request and do not wait until the last minute. It is advised that you make your online CRC request at least 1 month in advance of the start of the clinic you wish to register for. Your completed CRC will automatically be sent to BC Hockey by the Ministry of Justice and will be updated on your HCR profile. Every official over the age of 18 must have a current CRC on record.