Adult Officials

Thank you for your interest in becoming a girls/women’s lacrosse official. We look forward to having you as a member of the Colorado Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association (CWLOA). As an adult official you must be 18 years of age or over and out of high school. Please contact cwloaboard@gmail.com if you have any questions.

All adult officials will need to complete the following steps to be certified for the 2022 season:

Step 1:  Please renew your US Lacrosse membership annually at https://www.uslacrosse.org/membership  You must be a US Lacrosse certified if you want to officiate lacrosse at any level in the state of Colorado

Step 2: Fill out this registration form .
 
Step 3: Pay your CWLOA Chapter Dues and CHSAA Membership Fee (if applicable) to the CWLOA Treasurer. There are two components in this step.
 
  • Pay your CWLOA chapter dues. New Officials $50; Adult Fee $50 for Early Bird Rates before 12/7/2021; $65 for LATE Registration after 12/7/2021
  • CHSAA Membership fee is a fee of $10 paid to CWLOA from Offiicial’s doing CHSAA games. This fee is to cover membership dues that CHSAA will bill us for at the end of the season. Note: you will include this when you pay your dues.
 

Step 4: MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the annual rules interpretation meeting on January 29th, 2022 and the On-Field Play Day will be Saturday, March 5th, 2022. These are yearly meetings are required for all officials. If you have questions please contact Les Snively  les@windstream.biz 

Step 5: Pay your Arbiter fees ($10) and complete your CHSAA background check on Arbiter (Both HS & MS, $10). There are two components to this step. 

  • Arbiter fees will be collected through Arbiter Colorado Central Hub, account 103372. This will be a separate $10 payment. The Arbiter fees are paid from the official directly into Arbiter. The purpose of the fee is to cover fees associated with using Arbiter as the scheduling site for CHSAA. Note: This is a separate fee from the CHSAA Membership fee above. 
  • Background checks will be submitted through the Arbiter Colorado Central Hub, account 103372 and must be completed by both HS and MS officials. The cost is now $10. You must have registered with CWLOA and have been added to the Arbiter account in order to gain access to submit your background check. Background checks are good for 3 years.  Multi sport CHSAA officials only need to submit one background check which is good for all sports they officiate. link: http://chsaa.arbitersports.com/front/103372/Site

Step 6. Pass the online US Lacrosse rules test. To officiate you must take youth exam to officiate youth, and high school exam to officiate HS- if you will be reffing both you can take the combo test. The test is accessed through your US Lacrosse account and must be taken and passed each year. The tests can be found here https://uslacrosse-nle.myabsorb.com/#/curricula/4fdd237b-2935-45aa-8f0f-262d750abe79

Step 7Complete the US Lacrosse cultural competency online course.  If you have taken this course for any reason in the past, you are not required to retake it. This is a one time requirement. The test can be accessed from this link: https://uslacrosse-nle.myabsorb.com/#/curricula/4fdd237b-2935-45aa-8f0f-262d750abe79  or you can search “cultural competency” by clicking on the magnifying glass in the upper right of the screen. This test is free.

Step 8. Complete the US Lacrosse Online Education course. If you have taken this course in the past, you are not required to retake it.

Step 9. Register for additional training according to your experience level
. There is a requirement of 6 hours of training to be completed each year. The rules interpretation meeting takes up 3 of those hours. Please contact Les Snively if you have any questions.
 
Colorado Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association Information
(Download this document for more information.)
 
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