North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Becoming An Official

Thank you for your interest in becoming a North Carolina High School Athletic Association Certified Official. We are excited that you have decided to begin your officiating career with the NCHSAA.

DragonFly Registration

  1. Create your account. Enter your email address and create a personal password. (Remember your login information – you will use this same login and password whenever you want to access your NCHSAA DragonFly account.)
  2. Select your role as Contest Official.
  3. Select your State (NC), your State Association (NCHSAA), and your Sport(s).
  4. Select your Regional Supervisor(s) / Local Association(s) for each sport you officiate.


DragonFly accounts can be created at any time. The registration period for the current academic year opened on May 15. In DragonFly, remember to choose the current year from the Year drop-down box

For Technical issues, contact the DragonFly team at  or email

Regional Supervisors and Local Associations

Please contact your Regional Supervisor(s) ASAP for detailed information in your area regarding the upcoming sports season’s Local and State Rules Clinics and meetings, training, scrimmages, etc.


In DragonFly, click the red tab Review & Pay.

  • Select Fee – Insurance and Background Check Fee – this annual fee covers your Insurance and Background Check Fees for this entire school year.
  • Select FeeYour Sport Official Registration Fee – the total will be calculated in the pop-up box, then enter your credit card information and complete the payment process.

NCHSAA Officials Code Of Ethics

Officials at an interscholastic athletic event are participants in the educational development of high school students. As such, they must exercise a high level of self-discipline, independence, and responsibility. The purpose of this Code is to establish guidelines for ethical standards of conduct for all interscholastic officials.

  • Officials shall master both the rules of the game and the mechanics necessary to enforce the rules, and shall exercise authority in an impartial, firm and controlled manner.
  • Officials shall work with each other and their state associations in a constructive and cooperative manner.
  • Officials shall uphold the honor and dignity of the profession in all interactions with student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors, school administrators, colleagues, and the public.
  • Officials shall avoid the use of alcohol and tobacco products beginning with the arrival at the competition site until departure following the completion of the contest.
  • Officials shall prepare themselves both physically and mentally, shall dress neatly and appropriately, and shall comport themselves in a manner consistent with the high standards of the profession.
  • Officials shall be punctual and professional in the fulfillment of all contractual obligations.
  • Officials shall remain mindful that their conduct influences the respect that student-athletes, coaches, and the public hold for the profession.
  • Officials shall, while enforcing the rules of play, remain aware of the inherent risk of injury that competition poses to student-athletes. Where appropriate, they shall inform event management of conditions or situations that appear unreasonably hazardous.
  • Officials shall take reasonable steps to educate themselves in the recognition of emergency conditions that might arise during the course of competition.
  • Officials shall maintain an ethical approach while participating in forums, chat rooms and all forms of social media.

Official’s Pass Process

To request and receive the NCHSAA digital Official’s Pass, the Official must complete ALL NCHSAA DragonFly Registration and Eligibility Requirements.

Once you request your Official’s pass, NCHSAA staff will approve the request, and you can then access your Sport Official’s Pass on your cell phone.  

The Official will need to upload the DragonFly Center of Officials Services App.

  • You will access your NCHSAA DragonFly Official’s Pass on your cell phone. Hard copies will not be issued.
  • If you have issues, please see the link and instructions below. You can search for how to Request and Access your Official’s Pass under the Resource tab

    Follow these instructions when installing your DragonFly Center of Officials Services App on your phone, and then pull up your current academic year (sport-specific) Official’s Pass on your phone/device. 


All Officials must register and complete ALL pre-season eligibility requirements to work NCHSAA game assignments and obtain an Official’s Pass.

An official must re-enter his/her NCHSAA DragonFly Registration account on your Today page – scroll down towards the bottom where your card is showing Pending.

You will see a Pending Sample of your card – click on the small box (to the right) that says Request Another Card 
·       Select your Sport (basketball, baseball, football, etc.)
·       Make sure you request the current academic year 
·       Follow the instructions 1. – 3.
·       Click Get My Card