The clinic season runs from September to December each year with approximately 60 different clinics run throughout the zone. At these clinics officials learn / master:

  • rule-knowledge
  • positioning
  • communication
  • procedures
  • complete a Canadian Hockey National Referee Exam
  • and many other important skills of a hockey official

To become a new official in the North Zone, you must:

  • Be of the age 13 by December, 2018
  • Attend a clinic
  • Pass the Canadian Hockey National Referee Exam

More information on the Officiating Program is available from Canadian Hockey. 


  • All clinics this season are 1-day and there is a new process for this change.
  • If you are a new level 1, or a new level 2 official, you will have to complete the Hockey University eLearning at a cost of $22.05 per person.
  • If you are a new official over the age of 18, you will have to complete a CRC (criminal record check) before you will be allowed to proceed to register for a clinic.
  • Once you have completed this task, you will then be allowed to register for a clinic of your choice by contacting the clinic contact person on the clinic schedule to see if they have room for you.
  • If you are a returning level 1 or level 2 or higher official, you will have to contact the clinic contact person who is on the clinic schedule to register for your choice of the clinic and then go into eHockey to sign up..
  • Again this year, all the clinics are loaded in eHockey as private and will not show up on the Hockey Alberta website.  You will have to look at the schedule on the website, which will go live on August 1st to see who the contact is for any particular clinic.  You will then have to contact that person to register for that clinic.

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