At the USA Hockey Annual Congress many rule changes were passed. Here is the link to USA Hockey’s Rules and Resources page and the summary of the changes that are in effect for the next four years and beyond.


Banging the boards (Rule 601(b)1 & 5) (PDF added 6/2019)

Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play and Respect (PDF added 6/2019)

Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play and Respect video (YouTube)

2017-21 USAH Rule Change Summary

2017-21 USAH Playing Rules Points of Emphasis

2017-21 USAH Standard of Play (Restraining Fouls)

2017-21 USAH Standard of Play (Body Checking)

2017-21 USAH Sled Hockey Playing Rules


OFFICIATING REGISTRATION STATUSPlease sign into your USAHockey.com Profile to check the progress of your current season registration. 

  •  As of the 2017-18 season: USA Hockey is using new software to process seminar registration and track registration status, and no old USAHockey.com Profile information (username or password) has been transferred into the new system. All returning officials must create a new profile before registering for a seminar or checking registration status.

MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATIONThe date of your membership registration will appear in this spot. All officials must renew membership registration each season. CLICK HERE to complete.

OPEN BOOK EXAMThe date and score of your submitted Open Book Exam and Re-take Exam will appear in these locations (may take 24 hours to appear). CLICK HERE to access your exam (Membership Registration must be completed).

CLOSED BOOK EXAM: The date and score of your submitted Closed Book Exam will appear in this location. Please note, it may take 2-3 weeks for exam sheets to be processed locally, mailed, and arrive at the National Office. Please contact IHOA Registrar  Dave Zednik to confirm your seminar materials have been mailed to the National Office if your information is missing.

COMPLETED SEMINAR INFORMATIONOnce the seminar roster is submitted to the National Office, your completed seminar information (date & location) will be posted here. Please contact IHOA Registrar Dave Zednik to confirm your seminar roster has been closed and submitted to the National Office if you information is missing.

ONLINE EDUCATIONThe date you complete your online education modules will be posted here (may take 24 hours to appear). If no date appears, you still need to complete online training. CLICK HERE to access the Online Education System.

SAFESPORT (17 years old or older as of December 31 of that registration season)The year you complete SafeSport training will appear at this location.  Training and Refresher Training are each valid for one (1) season beginning on 4/1/19. Please Note: if you took the training during the 2018-19 season, it is still valid for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.  If you have completed SafeSport training (either as an official or coach) within the past two seasons and your date does not appear, please contact Joyce Kulpinski (USA Hockey SafeSport Coordinator) at JoyceK@usahockey.orgCLICK HERE to access SafeSport training.