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Summer Officiating Schools

2024 Summer Officiating Schools

The offseason is when the hard work is put in to get yourself ready for the next season. If you are looking for an opportunity to expand your knowledge of officiating then the BC Hockey Summer Officiating School will meet all your expectations. The school will be devoted entirely to Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) material. The current season's HCOP certification exam will be administered on the final day of camp to provide certification. Ice sessions have been designed to supplement the classroom instructional content. Students may be grouped by age, ability, or level of interest during the school to maximize success. 

2024 Summer Officiating Schools - Dates and Locations

Lake Cowichan - taking place at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena
     - Arrival & Registration: Friday, July 26, 2024 - 2:00 p.m.
     - Camp Conclusion: Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $700.00 + GST

Register HERE

Salmon Arm - taking place at Shaw Centre
      - Arrival and Registration: Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 2:00 p.m.
      - Camp Conclusion: Monday, August 5, 2024 - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $700.00 + GST

Register HERE

Group meeting in the park


Any student aged 12 to 18 years old as of December 31 of the current calendar year wishing to register as a BC Hockey Official in the upcoming season is welcome to attend.

All NEW officials will be required to complete the online Hockey University “Officiating 1/2” course prior to certification registration. RETURNING officials do not have to take the online course.

Level 1 officials are 12-15 years old. Level 2 officials are 16+ years old. Level 3 officials must be a minimum of 18 years old and have written recommendation letter from their District Officiating Coordinator. Any official that will be 18 years of age or older as of December 31 of the current calendar year will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) prior to registration for their upcoming season's certification.

For further information regarding CRCs and Hockey University please visit our officiating “Getting Started” page.


The Summer Officiating Schools are operated under the direction of experienced BC Hockey Officiating Program personnel. Instructors will include BC Hockey instructional staff, elite level officials, and possible special guests.

Staff (camp instructor) applications will be accepted Spring 2024.


Supervised dormitory accommodations are located near the arena. All students are expected to stay in residence for the duration of the camp.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided daily.