The clinic season runs from September to December each year with approximately 60 different clinics run throughout the zone. At these clinics officials learn / master:

  • rule-knowledge
  • positioning
  • communication
  • procedures
  • complete a Canadian Hockey National Referee Exam
  • and many other important skills of a hockey official

To become a new official in the North Region, you must:

  • Be of the age 13 by December, 2018
  • Attend a clinic
  • Pass the Canadian Hockey National Referee Exam

More information on the Officiating Program is available from Canadian Hockey. 


  • If you are a new official, regardless of age, you must contact the 5 Edmonton Referee-in-Chiefs to see if there room for a new official due to the lack of hockey available.
  • Duncan MacDougall, Gary Greenough, Ron Oscroft, Scott Fulmer, and Dennis Arski
  • All clinics this season are 1-day and there is a new process for this change.
  • If you are a new level 1, or a new level 2 official, you will have to complete the Hockey University eLearning at a cost of $22.05 per person.
  • If you are a new official over the age of 19, you will have to complete a CRC (criminal record check) before you will be allowed to proceed to register for a clinic.
  • If you are a returning level 1 or level 2 or higher official, you will have to contact the clinic contact person who is on the clinic schedule to register for your choice of the clinic and then go into eHockey to sign up..
  • Again this year, all the clinics are loaded in HCR eHockey as private for the 5 Edmonton quadrant RIC's, as well as the Elite clinics and will not show up on the Hockey Alberta website.  You will have to look at the schedule on the website, which will go live in August to see who the contact is for any particular clinic.  You will then have to contact that person to register for that clinic.

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