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How To Become a Basketball Official:

OSSAA - How to Become an Official


1.) Register with the OSSAA - $64 Enrollment Fee (yearly) - $32 if rookie (1st year only)


2.) If you want to do school ball from 7th grade through High School, you will also want to register with a local association - OASO see the link below for our OASO Arbiter registration (different from OSSAA)

3.) Take and Pass Part I of the NFHS Basketball Test - 75% minimum to pass (Yearly) 

Here is where you take the exam: (once you register it is under the eligibility tab (next to registration) 

To officiate INBC Basketball that is it other than register for free with - this is the software that is used to assign INBC basketball.  The association number is 205483 when prompted.

For more information on INBC click here: INBC Basketball Officials (Oklahoma Association of Sports Officials) (


To get the equipment needed to officiate go to 

The New Officials Orientation button below has more uniform information, such as which shirt, pants, and other equipment you may want to purchase.  

Questions? Email for more information. 

Additionally, to do School/HS Basketball you will need to do these: 

4.) Attend a State Rules Meeting (or watch it online) - (Yearly)

5.) Attend the local association meetings (such as

Meetings will start October 2nd, 2024 at Bishop Kelley High School 6pm for the 2024-2025 season - only required for school ball and not necessary if only doing Junior High but recommended. 

To work the playoffs you must also: 

6.) Take and Pass the Concussion Certification class online at (Yearly) OSSAA Concussion Guidelines it is now under the Eligibility tab as well on OSSAA Arbiter.

7.) Take and Pass the Heat Illness Certification class online at (1 time in your career) 

8.) Take the Implicit Bias Course class online at (1 time in your career)

9.) Take and Pass Part II of the NFHS Basketball Test - 75% minimum to pass (Yearly)

10.) Set up an account at RefPay

If you want to have an opportunity to be assigned games by the OASO, you will need to Register with the OASO (through Arbiter) below - this is not the same as registering with the OSSAA as that is separate.  Here is the link plus instructions on how to register ($35 yearly fee) 

Useful Websites:

OSSAA Website

Referee's Call


Referee Magazine

Oklahoma Association of Sports Officials


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