New Officials

If you are interested in becoming an official for the 2022 season please complete and submit the interest form above. Those expressing interest will be contacted via email in January 2022 about training dates and requirements.

If you have questions please contact the Chair of the Training Committee. Contact information for all Association officers and members of the Executive Committee can be found an under the Board of Directors tab (above).

Officials Training

All WALOA officials must comply with US Lacrosse annual certification requirements. To meet these requirements officials must complete the requisite number of hours of annual training and/or professional development. The annual requirements—which are based on an official’s certification level—are:

  • New Level I (entry level) officials = eight hours
  • Returning Level I, New Level II and New Level III officials = five hours
  • Returning Level II and Level III officials = three hours

If you are uncertain as to your certification level, ask your primary assigner.
There are various options for completing the required number of hours, including:

  • Attendance at the WALOA Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Attendance at the post-AGM training session
  • NILOA (college) officials receive credit for attending the NILOA annual meeting
  • US Lacrosse officials development clinics
  • Online US Lacrosse courses
  • WALOA-conducted classroom sessions

Other options may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Questions should be directed to the Training Chair, see Board of Directors tab for contact information.
More specific information about training options and events will be published as the 2022 season takes shape.

Background Checks

Do not pay for or complete your background check through NCSI. WALOA is working with US Lacrosse to do the check

Beginning in 2018, background checks are now an annual requirement and must be done before each spring season to meet requirements of various contracts held by WALOA. Please be sure to go to to complete the screening process.

WALOA registration number is 62946458.

Any questions, ask John Bennett.

Prince George's County

The MySchoolBucks portal is a widely-used system by many, many schools. Here is a step-by-step process of completing the check.

- Create a My School Bucks Account
- Verify account through email response
- Login
- Click Browse All Items
- Check Commercial Background Disclosure
- Complete Info
- Got to Payment Screen ($15)

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