The following steps outline the process for officials to register for the 2020-21 season
Note: All returning officials that do not require a Criminal Record Check (CRC) (17 years or younger as of December 31 of the current calendar year) or officials with a currently valid CRC can proceed directly to step 3.
STEP 1: All NEW officials MUST complete the Hockey University (HU) - Officiating 1/2 online module. Once Hockey University is complete (including the post-module survey), any official that will be 18 years or older as of December 31 of the current calendar year MUST complete ‘Step 2’ by submitting for a Criminal Record Check. All new officials 17 year or under as of December 31 that have completed ‘Step 1’ may proceed to ‘Step 3.’
STEP 2: Any official without a valid CRC that is 18 years of age or older as of December 31 of the current calendar year must complete a CRC. A valid CRC is required prior to registering for the current season. The link below in the ‘Step 3’ bar provides the process for submitting for a new CRC, at no charge. Please see the video below regarding access to your e-hockey account to check the status of your most recent CRC. CRCs are valid for three (3) seasons.
STEP 3: NEW for the 2020-21 season, ALL OFFICIALS are required to complete (including the post-module survey) the Hockey University (HU) online ‘Planning a Safe Return to Hockey’ prior to registering for your 2020-21 clinic.
STEP 4: With all of the applicable aspects of steps 1-3 fulfilled, officials may proceed to registering for their 2020-21 clinic. It is advised to consult with your local RIC regarding whether or not an in-person clinic is being offered by your association. If your association is not offering an in-person clinic this season, BC Hockey will be offering several online certification opportunities. Please note, officials WILL NOT be permitted to officiate this season until they have completed their in-person or online clinic via ‘Step 4.’