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17-18 Renewal applications will be mailed on May 31.  If you misplace your renewal application or if you are a new member, click here for a 2017-18 AOA Application. ALL officials are required to undergo a background check. Click here for the Mandatory Background Check. This must be completed in order for you to become a member of the AOA. The background check is valid for five years.

NEW:  The AOA recognizes the need for officials to work contests in Arkansas schools that are enrolled in another states official's organization. The AOA has established  guidelines for qualifying as an out of state official. Please click here to see if you qualify: 2017-18 AOA Out of State Membership Application.

At this time, you can also register for the AOA Clinic.  Renewing members are able to renew online! The clinic is required for all division 2 and 3 officials. Division 1 officials are required to attened every other year. The AOA Clinic is free to first year members.

Track Officials Clinic Information and Registration Form.

AOA Requirements

AOA Spring Business Meeting

2017 AOA Hall of Fame Inductees

 ATTENTION: ALL officials will have to create a new profile on the NFHS Exam site. The site address is the same but the NFHS has made some overall improvements. You can now use your tablet or cell phone to take the exam. Here is a link to instructions on how to create a new profile


 In Memory of Winfred Earl "Winkie" May



Please log in to our website to review your records online!


Username: Your e-mail address.  If we do not have an e-mail address for you, your username is [your AOA card # without the F]@aoaofficials.aoa
Password: The first initial of your first name, the first four letters of your last name, and the last four digits of your social security number.
If you have any questions, please let me know.


The number of officials placed on probation has increased.  In order to maintain or move up in division, you must follow the requirement guidelines.  If you were on probation last year and did not complete all requirements, you were dropped in division.  If you were placed on probation this year, you must complete all requirements to avoid being dropped in division next year.

Click here for AOA Requirements in all sports.



From the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department:

Everyone knows the hazards of construction zones and traffic congestion when trying to get to the game on time. If you haven’t already discovered it, then try the Arkansas Highway Department’s new site for construction zone and real-time traffic information. Download the free app on your Apple and Android smart phones. A winter weather map is coming soon.