Officials Information

IHSA officials requirements:
  • 17 year and older - Register at IHSA site by clicking HERE OR contact complete "Interested in becoming an official" form above.  IWCOA officials rep will contact you and provide a 1st time IHSA officials waiver
  • Complete and send waiver (must be 17 or older for full license) to IHSA office.
  • Instructions will be emailed from the IHSA
  • Rule Books will be mailed
  • Sign in to your IHSA officials center portal and set your own password
  • Complete concussion program
  • Complete Rules video
  • Attend new officials class or go to a clinic and live rules interp listed below:
  • Redeem sticker(for level 1 clinic credit) in your IHSA officials center.
  • Clinics are $50 at the door or free if you join the IWCOA  ahead of time for $35.
  • Take online Rules Test.
  • 15 & 16 year olds wishing to officiate High School lower level events can apply for a provisional by clicking HERE
IKWF officials info:
  • Must be in High School and be 14 yrs. old or older.
  • 14 thru 17 year olds can officiate under their athlete membership.  No additional  membership, background, or certification is needed.
  • Go to and under the Membership pull-down menu complete the Wrestling Leader Membership (18 years and older)
  • Log into your account or create a new profile on USAW
  • Complete Background screening (if 18 or older when applying)
  • Complete Safe Sport Program
  • Pay registration fee.
  • USAW will send your completed registration to IKWF and IKWF will include your name on the approved list.
  • When your name is on this list, you are approved to referee IKWF matches.