New Officials Corner

Listed below is all the info you need for becoming a certified high school basketball official:

Frequently Asked Questions–New Officials

New Officials Info 2017

Be sure and read the two documents above to answer most of your questions about how to become a certified high school basketball official.  The Area 8 Rules Class dates are listed below.  You do NOT need to pre-register, but if you would please email Denise Lopez – so we have an idea of how many to expect for class materials.  Please bring the class fee of $85, cash exact amount or check made out to “Denver Area 8”, to the first class.


The cost for the classes is $85.00 (Cash exact amount or checks made out to “Denver Area 8”) and it includes the following: Rule Book, Case Book, Mechanics Book, Rules Course Syllabus and ALL class materials. This also includes the mandatory Floor Mechanics Clinic. Class Instructor: Dave Smith (Colorado IAABO Board 4 Rules Interpreter).  Separate $25 charge for online “Ref School” will be collected in class for those electing to use this valuable study tool.

Location:  Sheridan HS – 3201 W. Oxford Ave., Denver, CO 80236 – Classes will be held in the Community Room from 7 to 9 pm

2017 Class Dates – ***All classes will be starting at 7:00 pm***

  • Wednesdays –  Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 & Nov 1 – Sheridan HS Community Room – 7 to 9 pm.

**Required New Officials Floor Mechanics Clinic – Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 9 am to 4 pm – Sheridan HS Community Room and Gymnasium.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 –  7:00 pm – IAABO Exam (closed book)  – Sheridan HS – 3201 W. Oxford Ave, Denver, CO 80236        Please bring the test fee of $95 or $75 if paid for class (Cash exact amount or checks made out to “Denver Area 8”) and a couple of pencils.

Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 – 9 am to 12 pm – Master Clinic – Location:  Front Range Community College – Westminster Campus – 3645 W. 112th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031.  Meeting to be held in the Rocky Mountain Room.

Click here for a campus map>>>FRCC Westminster Campus Map