Become an Official


Take this opportunity to make a lasting impact on your community.

The SNOA has a rich tradition of over 70 years since its founding in 1951.

Thousands of officials over the years have enabled youth athletes in Southern Nevada to participate in sports at the highest level. It is simply impossible to quantify the positive impact that officials have made to the community by preserving the rules and integrity of the sports they officiate. Without officials, there are no games and one cannot imagine a community without youth sports.


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Why Should I Become An Official?

Earn Additional Income
Easy Sign-Up & Training Process
It's a Great Way to Stay in Shape
Protect the Integrity of the Game
Give Back to the Community
Set Your Own Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do I make as an official?

Most varsity officials earn $71.25 per game; JV officials earn $51.50 per game. Support positions earn $27 per game at the high school level. See for more details.

How do I make sure I get paid?

You must sign up for a RefPay account at

Does it cost anything to become an official?

Yes. It costs $42.50 to cover the NIAA per-sport fee (1 sport), official’s insurance and a criminal background check. There is a one-time initial registration fee of $15, annual dues of $35 and a 6% game fee assessment. Uniforms must also be purchased.

What organization certifies me as an official?

All SNOA officials are certified by the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA).

What leagues am I eligible to officiate in?

Officials are eligible to officiate in leagues comprised of NIAA 1A-5A high schools; officials may also officiate in various youth leagues in the area.

How do I find out my officiating assignments?

All SNOA officials must sign up for an Arbiter account at in order to receive assignments.

Is there training I have to do to become a certified official?

Yes. We have mandatory training sessions that prepare us for the sports that we officiate. There is an NFHS test in order to be considered for postseason officiating.

Can you officiate for SNOA if you live in a rural community?

Yes. SNOA provides sports officials for high school sports in Panaca, Pahrump, Needles (CA), Beaver Dam (AZ) and Overton just to name a few. Officials receive travel mileage at the IRS mileage rate when traveling to officiate at rural schools.


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