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.
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Step 1: Register with FHSAA.COM
Step 2: Register with the 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 ArbiterSports.com account.
MDFOA – Association: $ 45.00, Classroom Clinic: $ 25.00, Books: $ 10.00
FHSAA – Per Sport Fee: $ 26.00, Set Up Fee (One time): $ 19.00
FINGERPRINTS – $ 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 email@example.com in order to make an appointment. Someone will get back to you within 48 hours with an appointment.
Fingerprinting fee: $ 83.50.
Payment requires a money order or credit card.
Money Order payable to: School Board Miami-Dade Fingerprinting.
M-DCPS Fingerprint Office:
1450 N.E. 2nd Avenue Room: 150 Miami, FL 33132
Telephone: (305) 995 – 7472
Monday through Friday:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.