Screening

California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) requires that all adult on-ice officials be screened as a condition to participate in all CAHA and USA Hockey sanctioned programs in California. The screening of adult officials is required regardless of what level of games an official works, including those adult officials who only work adult games.

 

Complete Your Screening

Please visit CAHA’s website and complete the screening based on their listed instructions.

 

Program Details

Screening is valid for two years and expires on June 1. A compliance list can be found here: CAHA Compliance List.

All officials are required to notify the LAHOA Registrar when their name is cleared. We are not notified directly by CAHA or the screening company, so your LAHOA account will not be updated until you have contacted us.

Appeals Process

California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) requires that all adult on-ice officials be screened as a condition to participate in all CAHA and USA Hockey sanctioned programs in California. The screening of adult officials is required regardless of what level of games an official works, including those adult officials who only work adult games.

As an Affiliate of USA Hockey, CAHA has been delegated, by USA Hockey, the exclusive jurisdiction to conduct certain USA Hockey’s affairs within the State of California, including screening. CAHA has the full support of USA Hockey in the implementation of its Screening Policy.

During meetings, we discussed screening issues and the adverse reports involving on-ice officials. While you were supportive of the screening process, you were also concerned about the appeal process in the sense that you wanted a member of your association actively participating in the process when it involved a member of your association

As a matter of procedure, the following guideline for appeal will be in effect.

1. After an official from the Los Angeles Hockey Officials Association has been notified in writing that he/she has been denied participation in a USA Hockey sanctioned event and he/she wants to appeal the decision, the official must request a hearing for appeal either in writing or electronically (e-mail) to Jamie Campbell.

2. Once a request for a hearing has been received from the official, and all related documentation has been received, a date and time shall be set for the hearing. All committee members (including a LAHOA representative) and the official appealing will be notified in a timely manner as to the date, time and location of the hearing. The date and time set shall provide ample time for the appealing official to gather all information, witnesses and documentation he/she will want to present to the committee.

3. Once a decision has been made by the CAHA Dispute and Resolution’s Committee, the appealing official can either accept the decision of the committee or appeal the decision to the full CAHA Board of Director’s. In order to appeal to the full CAHA board, the appealing official must request a hearing to the full board either in writing or electronically (e-mail) to Tom Hancock, CAHA president within 10 days of being notified of the decision.

4. Once a decision has been made by the full CAHA Board of Directors, the appealing official can either accept the full board’s decision or appeal the decision to USA Hockey. USA Hockey is the final step in the appeal process.

CAHA and USA Hockey appreciate your continued support with our commitment to the safety and protection of our youth participants in ice hockey.