Steps to Become an Official

New officials must complete each of the following steps to earn an official’s certification and be assigned to games. Returning Officials complete similar requirements (differences indicated below).

1. Become a member of US Lacrosse (or re-new your membership); select Washington Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association as your organization and select/add “Official” as your membership type.

2. Take and pass a US Lacrosse NCIS Background Check if you are 18 years of age or older at the time you submit your Official’s Agreement Form.

3. Register with WWLOA by submitting an Official’s Agreement Form.

4. Complete the US Lacrosse Online Rules and Penalty Course.

5. Attend a New Officials classroom clinic (Returners attend Returning Officials classroom clinic annually).

6. Take and pass the US Lacrosse online Annual Women’s Rules Exam.

7. Participate in On-Field Training and earn a competency level (Junior Officials must do this annually). For Adults, On-Field Training is an annual requirement, unless specifically given a two or three year renewal term instead of the standard one year term.

8. Set up an ArbiterSports officiating account.

9. Set up an ArbiterPay account.

You will be notified by email when you receive game assignments. You will
also be notified by text message if you have signed up for Arbiter CONNECTED
in your ArbiterSports account. It is essential you monitor your email
account on a daily basis so that you can respond to game assignments
within 48 hours.

Thank you for your preparation, and have a great season! After this initial set-up, your next seasons will be much easier.

Washington Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association
Box 255, 227 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 US
Phone: 425.123.5555