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CAOA Membership

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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The CAOA is committed to helping you reach your officiating goals through training, development, and involvement. We offer training in Football, Basketball, and Boys Lacrosse.


Become a Member

Your first step is to register with the Michigan High School Athletic Association.  The MHSAA web site is  You can complete the registration process on their web site.


2020-21 CAOA Registration

Registration for the 2020-2021 CAOA is now open.

Registration is a two step process. Please make sure to complete both steps in order to secure your membership.

Step 1: Complete your Arbiter registration:

Step 2: Submit your Dues payment online:

Regular or Full Time Student

All renewal memberships should be registered before August 1, 2020.  Any renewals after that date will be considered late. An late fee of $35.00 will be added. Please renew your membership before the cutoff date. New members can register at any time with no penalty. Ater August 1st, new members will be charged the late fee initially and then refunded.



Membership dues are $60, paid on a yearly basis, September 1st through August 31st. Any dues NOT paid before August 1st will require an additional $35 late fee.


Member in Good Standing

To establish and maintain your status as a member in good standing (MIGS), which is required by the MHSAA to officiate state playoff contests, you must meet the following requirements:

1. Dues must be paid for current officiating year (September 1 to August 31).

2. Four (4) Member in Good Standing (MIGS) Points must have been earned in the previous officiating year in order to be in good standing.

3. A minimum of two (2) MIGS Points must be earned by attending CAOA meetings.

4. A maximum of two (2) MIGS Points may be earned by accumulating “bonus points”. Bonus points consist of attending CAOA scrimmages, attending the CAOA Banquet, attending other CAOA sponsored events, mentoring a new official, etc. Bonus Points must be approved by the CAOA President and the specific sport director.

5. New CAOA members who earned good standing with an alternate (non CAOA) MHSAA Approved Association will be considered in good standing provided that the member can provide corroboration from his/her previous association.


NASO Membership

The CAOA is once again proud to offer our members a discounted rate to join the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO).  As a NASO member, you will receive many benefits including additional insurance, discount travel rates, and a free Referee Magazine subscription.  For more benefit information, click on the link below.

To join NASO through the CAOA and take advantage of our discounted membership rate, simply fill out the NASO Membership Form and return it along with a check for $79.00 made out to CAOA.  Please put "NASO" on the memo line of your check.


















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