The IEFOA is always looking for people who love the game of football and enjoy working with kids. Our organization provides officials for local school and recreational leagues - from the Greater Spokane League (GSL) and the Great Northern League, to the YMCA, just to name a few. Fill out the form below to get your officiating career started!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can anyone be an official?
    The short answer is, yes! Anyone of any age can become a football official. All officials in the state of Washington are required to pass a background check.

  • How much does it cost to get started?
    There is a modest membership fee to join the IEFOA - less than what you earn on a single varsity football game. Additionally, each member is responsible for purchasing their own uniform and equipment. Our Assigner, Chuck Latimer, can provide you up-to-date details.

  • Does the IEFOA have a training program to help me get started?
    Yes! First-year officials are given special attention and training. The first meetings for new officials typically start at the end of July or beginning of August. Weekly meetings are held Sunday evenings during August, and every other week during the football season. Officials at all levels are encouraged - and required - to attend as many meetings as possible.

  • I have officiated in another association and/or state. What do I do? We welcome transfers from other associations. Contact our Assigner, Chuck Latimer, and let him know you would like to join the IEFOA. All transfers are required to pass a background check, pay IEFOA dues and pass field trials to determine the appropriate pool placement.

More information

If you would like more information, fill out the form above or contact our Assigner or Training Coordinator

  • Assigner: Chuck Latimer (509) 723-9513

  • Training Coordinator: Dan Meyer (509)-466-8911.