Miami Dade Football Officials Association



 (305)  469 – 4751


Dr. Joe Underwood

New, Transfer, or Returning Officials

Becoming an official at Miami Dade Football Officials Association

There’s a shortage of high school officials in almost every sport. In some communities, the shortage is critical, and high school games are being either postponed or canceled.
Becoming a high school official is the easiest call you’ll ever make. High school officials protect the integrity of the games our kids love to play by demonstrating qualities like honesty, objectivity, consistency, courage, and common sense. They can help teenagers learn life lessons that will benefit them for a lifetime. As veteran officials continue to retire, new officials have an opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of young people every year.
Consider the many benefits of becoming a high school official:
  • You’ll be a role model for the youth in your community
  • It’s a great way to stay in good physical condition
  • Hours are flexible
  • You’ll earn extra income
  • You’ll expand your network of friends and have fun
Before you begin, please review the guidelines from the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) and Miami Dade Football Officials Association (MDFOA) to make sure you meet the necessary qualifications. Once you have met the necessary qualification, please follow the simple steps below to complete your registration.

Click on the tabs below for more information

Step 1: Register with FHSAA.COM

Step 2: Register with MDFOA.NET

Step 3: Make sure you comply with the Jessica Lunsford Act.

Step 4: Take and pass your FHSAA Officials Test.

Step 5: Activate your account.

Association: $ 45.00,
Classroom Clinic: $ 25.00
Field Clinic: $ 25.00
Books: $ 10.00

Per Sport Fee: $ 45.00
Set Up Fee (One time):
Sport 26.00 $ 19.00

$ 83.50 every (5
) years.

Lunsford Act is the informal name given to a 2005 Florida law designed to punish sex offenders and reduce their ability to re-offend. To comply with this act, football officials will need to get fingerprinted, take a level 2 screening background check.

To complete the background registration process, you will need a Social Security Card and a Driver’s License.  Download a vendor badge information form located below, under registration forms downloads.

Please email Ms. Miles at in order to make an appointment.  Someone will get back to you within 48 hours with an appointment.

Fingerprinting fee: $ 83.50.

Payment requires: Money Order or credit card.

Money Order payable to: School Board Miami-Dade Fingerprinting.


M-DCPS Fingerprint Office:
Location #1
3300 NW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33142.
Tel: (305) 995-7472.
Monday through Friday:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location #2
1450 N.E. 2nd Avenue Room: 150 Miami, FL 33132
Telephone: (305) 995 – 7472
Monday through Friday:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Two weeks after fingerprinting you can pick up your vendor badge, the cost is 
$ 10.00

Public School Contractor Badge:
155 N.E. 15 Street.
Miami, FL 33132
Monday through Friday:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ArbiterSports is an online scheduling program where you will receive all MDFOA game assignments. 

After you have completed:
Registering with MDFOA
Registering with FHSAA
Complying with Jessica Lunsford Act
Have obtained your Florida Public Schools Contractor Badge

The Booking Commissioner will create your ArbiterSports account.

You will be notified by email when you are able to access it.

Download Registration Forms

W-9 Taxes Individual Form

Vendor Badge Registration Form

MDFOA Online Registration