New Referees

Starting at age 12, girls are encouraged to consider becoming on ice referees.

The Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) is completed in two (2) parts.  Part A is an online program and Part B is an in person clinic. 

Click here to register for Hockey University Officiating 1/2.  This is the online course that must be completed prior to registering for the clinic.  

Additionally, the Surrey Falcons will be running on-ice training for new officials to ensure that they are set up for success once they are on the ice.

Surrey Falcons Referee-In-Chief Darren Mahaffy is responsible for recruiting, managing and training both new and returning officials.  If you are interested in becoming a referee email Darren at and he will provide specific directions on obtaining certification.

Returning Referees

Returning referees should contact Darren to ensure he is aware that you are interested in returning this year.  As you know, you will need to be recertified: The links for some certification clinics are now posted on the BC Hockey Clinics Website and you should check back regularly because new sessions are added through the first two months of the year.  All returning officials must attend one of these clinics. If you are over 16, you can register for level 2 certification. You must be certified each year through BC Hockey to officiate with Surrey Falcons Hockey.

This link  should answer any additional course questions you have. Remember certification is the responsibility of BC Hockey and if you have any questions/concerns about the courses themselves, you should contact BC Hockey directly.