How To Join CFU


1. Download, fill out, and submit a CFU Membership Packet. You can access the membership packet HERE.

2. Attend the CFU new member training sessions.

3. Comply with the Jessica Lunsford Act: The Jessica Lunsford Act is the informal name given to a 2005 Florida law designed to punish sex offenders and reduce their ability to re-offend. This means that your local officials association will need your finger print clearance prior to assigning you. You may contact your local county school district office for information regarding locations to complete the fingerprint process. Officials are independent contractors and require a level 2 screening (background check). This is a check of a person's background via state and national databases to ascertain whether the individual has been convicted of a crime(s) and its/their nature. It requires you to file with the district school board a set of fingerprints taken by an authorized law enforcement agency or an employee of the school or school district who is trained to take fingerprints.

4. Register with the FHSAA: You must register with the Florida High School Athletic Association through an online application. During this process, you will select which sport(s) you want to officiate, and which official's associations you are a member of. https://fhsaa.arbitersports.com/front/103524/Site.

5. Take and pass the mandatory Online Rules Examination: You must take a mandatory rules exam for your sports. The exam will be 50 questions untimed.

6. Attend a CFU field clinic.


Additional information on becoming an FHSAA contest official is available at http://www.becomeanofficial.org.









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