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Take your commitment to the next level with certified education, tools and resources.

USA Football's Game Official Membership provides officiating members to access certified education courses, officiating tools and other resources. Game Officials Insurance eligibility is also available in a membership after becoming certified through the USA Football Officials Basic Certification Course.

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Certified Education

Certified Education

USA Football is the National Leader in the education of Game Officials.

Game officials can improve their game with certified education courses included in their membership. The game officials courses cover proper techniques, signals and positioning. Successful completion of the basic course allows officials to become eligible for Officials Insurance.

Game Officials Tools and Resources

Make the right call with the right tools and resources.

  • Video Library

    Videos that help improve with categories including signals and enforcement for player conduct, pre-snap, passing and kicking.

  • Rules Interpretation Library

    A break down of each rule and videos of fouls during live game situations, corresponding signals and officiating topics.

  • Expert Analysis

    Access to Expert Analysis Officiating segments led by NFL, NCAA and high school officiating experts.

  • Rules Glossary

    Find the answers to rules or game terms.

  • News & Articles

    Stay up to date with the latest information.

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Online Convenience

Membership provides easy online access to game official tools, resources and education.

Sign in to your account from anywhere to take a new certification course, watch videos, look up rules, and more. Memberships include everything officials need to be their best and they can do it all online.

Protect Yourself with Officials Insurance

Peace of mind we all need.

Certified officials that have a USA Football membership are eligible for $1 million in general liability insurance for their youth football activities after meeting certain criteria.

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Protect Yourself with Officials Insurance
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Health & Safety Resources

A resource center loaded with the latest health and safety information.

Stay informed on health and safety with USA Football's resource center. Game officials can learn about concussions to hydration and more. All the information we provide helps keep players safer and engaged in the game.

  • Concussion Awareness
  • Conditioning
  • How to Tackle
  • Heat Preparedness
  • USA Football App
  • Hydration
  • Equipment Fitting
  • Nutrition
  • Injury Prevention
  • NFLHealthandSafety.com

USA Football App

Help make football safer by tapping into your player's health and safety.

Keep your player safer with the USA Football app. Developed with support from the NFL, it's loaded with resources enabling you to make a difference in the sport both on and off the field.

USA Football App

Free for IOS and Android

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Officials Education

Get your certification from the national leader in the education of game officials.

Good officiating is fundamental in building a great football experience. USA Football provides game official members with online officiating courses so they can learn from some of the top NFL, NCAA and NFHS officials.

GAME OFFICIAL COURSES

Included in Membership
  • Basic Certification
  • Certification by Crew Size
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Basic Certification

Basic Certification

Acceptable and common sense philosophies for officiating football.

The Officials Certification course is included in an official's membership. It provides up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge designed to help officials improve their game.

This two-hour certification course includes instructional video and 3D animations that illustrate proper techniques, signals and positioning. Four quizzes are included in the course, and officials who pass receive a certificate.

Certification by Crew Size

Learn proper officiating according to crew size.

USA Football provides all officiating members a course on game mechanics of 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-person officiating crews. The 90-minute courses, written by NFL Official Tony Michalek and NCAA Official Bill LeMonnier, cover proper techniques, signals and positioning by crew size. The course includes one quiz, and officials who pass receive a certificate.

CREW SIZE CERTIFICATION COURSES

Included in Membership
  • Crew of 2
  • Crew of 3
  • Crew of 4
  • Crew of 5
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Game Official Member Tools and Resources

Make the right call with a Game Official Membership.

USA Football provides game official members with valuable tools and resources. Everything an official needs to perform at their best is included in a membership.

  • Video Library
  • USA Football App
  • Rules Interpretation Library
  • News and Articles
  • Expert Analysis
  • *Premium Tools
  • Rules Glossary
Game Official Member Tools and Resources
Video Library

Video Library

Watch videos to learn from other game officials.

The Officials Video Library includes valuable content to help an official improve his game. Content categories include signals and enforcement for player conduct, pre-snap, passing and kicking.

Rules Interpretation Library

Be prepared. Get the breakdown of each rule, the proper signal and video example.

The Rules Interpretation Library breaks down each rule by rule number, foul, penalty yardage and enforcement. The Library features video of fouls during live game situations, the corresponding signals and complex officiating topics, such as the passing game, kicking game, pre-snap activity and player conduct.

For those members who are High School Officials, the Rules Interpretation Library is integrated with NFHS rulebook numbers.

Library categories

  • Player Conduct
  • Pre Snap / Line of Scrimmage
  • Passing Game
  • Kicking Game
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Expert Analysis

Expert Analysis

Learn from NFL and NCAA officiating experts.

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Officiating members receive access to Expert Analysis Officiating segments led by NFL Official Tony Michalek along with NCAA Officials Bill LeMonnier, Tom Hebert and Dick Honig. Expert analysis is provided in the areas of mechanics, techniques, communication, preparation and penalties.

For those members who are High School Officials, the Expert Analysis segments are integrated with NFHS rulebook numbers.

Rules Glossary

Find answers quickly to rules and game terms.

The Rules Glossary is simple to use and allows officials to search alphabetically or use the search feature. If you're stumped on a rule or term simply refer to the Rules Glossary to find the answers.

Rules Glossary

News and Articles

Stay up to date with the latest news and articles.

Officials can browse news and articles quickly and easily to read the latest stories and updates. We’ve also included social features so you can share with others.

News and Articles

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