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Referee Information

Officiating Youth Hockey

Whether you are interested in becoming a referee or you are an experienced referee, we would love to help you get connected with the local referee organization!  Please send a message of inquiry to Doug Durgin, local youth hockey officials scheduler, by clicking his name above.

Certification Process

If you are ready to move ahead with the ceritification process, following is more information on how to register for the upcoming season and become certified: 


  • Level 1 and NEW officials = $50 fee
  • Level 2 = $75 fee
  • Level 3 = $95 fee
  • Level 4 = $105 fee

The first step in becoming an official is to register online as an ice official at (OPENS AUGUST 1ST, 2017). All officials MUST register with USA Hockey, attend an official's seminar, and pass the open book exam each season to become certified.

2017 USA Hockey Officials' seminar dates announced

All officials MUST register for a seminar online at PRIOR to attending a seminar!! Officials' registration with USA Hockey opens on August 1st, 2017. 

This fall, the Fargo-Moorhead, West Fargo area will host 3 officials' seminar sessions for all Level 1, 2, and 3 referees. Seminar dates and locations are as follows:

Level 1 & 2 officials: Sunday, October 1st, 2017, 8am, Moorhead Youth Arena, 707 Main Ave SE, Moorhead, MN. Limited to 50 participants

Level 3 officials: Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, 5:00 pm, Farmers Union Arena, 5225 31st Ave S, Fargo, ND. *On-ice instruction required for all officials with less than 10 years of experience officiating at Level 3. 

Level 1 & 2 officials: Sunday, October 22nd, 2017, 8am, Farmers Union Arena, 5225 31st Ave S, Fargo ND. Classroom and on-ice training.

If you have any questions regarding any seminars, contact Doug Durgin at

Moorhead Youth Hockey In-house referee opportunities

Does your son or daughter want to officiate hockey but is feeling a little "green" about the whole idea? Moorhead Youth Hockey offers a great way to initiate future referees into the game. The in-house program allows those newbies a chance to get a feel for the game in a slower-paced atmosphere, while still experiencing big game situations.

If you are interested in this program (which does PAY as well!) please contact Todd Lebahn at 701-212-2617 or