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 if you have any questions.

All adult officials will need to complete the following steps to be certified for the 2021 season:

Step 1:  Please renew your US Lacrosse membership annually at  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 and send this to the CWLOA Treasurer.
Step 3: Pay your CWLOA chapter dues.  Adult Fee $55.00 / High School Fee $35.00 (18 & Under and still in high school) / $30 for Youth

Step 4: MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the annual rules interpretation meeting. This is a yearly meeting required for all officials. If you have questions please contact Les Snively 

Step 5: Register with CHSAA ($10- HS Only) & complete your CHSAA background check on Arbiter (Both HS & MS). 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. HOWEVER, only officials that work high school games need to submit the CHSAA fee. Multi sport CHSAA officials only need to submit one background check which is good for all sports they officiate. link:

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

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:  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
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