Becoming An Official

Thank you for being interested in becoming a North Carolina High School Athletic Association Certified Official. We are excited 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, 2023. 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 get in touch with 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.

NFHS 2023-24 Officials’ Exams

SportOpening DateClosing Date at 11:59 p.m.
FootballJuly 23, 2023August 13, 2023
Men’s SoccerJuly 23, 2023August 13, 2023
VolleyballJuly 23, 2023August 13, 2023
WrestlingOctober 8, 2023December 3, 2023
BasketballOctober 8, 2023December 3, 2023
LacrosseJanuary 21, 2024March 17. 2024
BaseballFebruary 4, 2024March 17, 2024
SoftballFebruary 4, 2024March 17, 2024
Women’s SoccerFebruary 4, 2024March 17, 2024

State Rules Clinics

All sport-specific state rules and clinic schedules can be found here.

Offical’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 on 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