This information is being sent to all previously licensed KHSAA officials.

Thank you for your past commitment to the community and education-based athletics as a licensed sports official.  In working with Federal, State, and Local government officials as well as health care professionals, we are working toward the 2020-21 school year.  Annual application and renewal of your KHSAA officiating license is now open.

Member schools, administrators, coaches, and participants will once again look to you to be an important part of high school athletics.  During this time we know that many of you are looking for ways to continue to hone your officiating skills to be ready when we are able to return to the field, court, track, pitch, pool, course, or other for competition.

Please note that through the month of July, the NFHS has 11 sports officiating courses that are available to complete online free of charge as a thank you and a tool to assist you to stay on top of the game during this time.  To view these, go to

The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) is another great resource for our licensed officials.
Getting Back to Officiating:
Officiating will be back:

Keep in mind for those that are officiating in outside leagues that require licensed KHSAA officials that are re-starting competition, your insurance coverage through the NFOA that is included in your annual licensing fees expires June 30 for the 19-20 school year.  For coverage in those contests, you would need to update your license for 2020-21.

To renew your KHSAA license, please use the following link:

For those officials renewing your license in the sports of Track & Field, Baseball and Softball, your per sport fee will be reduced by $10 for the 20-21 school year since the NFHS is not printing new rules books and you have already received them.

Again, thank you for your continued support of high school athletics as we get through this challenging time.  If you have already renewed your license, kindly please disregard this notice.

Please contact Butch Cope (, Associate Commissioner & Supervisor of Officials, or Kara Howard (, Staff Support Specialist, for any questions.


Associate Commissioner
Kentucky High School Athletic Association
(859)299-5472 (Ext. 231)