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Central Florida Officials Association

Who We Are

The Central Florida Officials Association was formed in 1947 to provide officials for interscholastic sport programs of Central Florida. There are nearly 300 officials in the CFOA that are certified by the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) and scheduled for games at various schools throughout Central Florida. The CFOA services schools located in the Orlando metropolitan area and within a geographic area surrounded by Volusia, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties. Read more --»

How to Join

If you are a new official or transferring to the area, please fill out the Recruitment Form and a member of the CFOA will contact you. Once we have your information, we will give you details on how to register with the CFOA, FHSAA, and any pertinent dates for upcoming seasons. There are several steps to becoming a high school sports official with the CFOA and FHSAA. Read more --»

Returning CFOA Officials

If you are a veteran official, please update your FHSAA membership and verify your information with CFOA. See details --»


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Find out what’s happening around the officiating world and related sports. Send any articles of interest to Jeff Deen.

Charles Pollard

Our thoughts and prayers are with Prince Pollard and family as his brother Charles passed away. The viewing is: Thursday, July 19 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Zander Funeral Home in Apopka. 

Funeral to follow Friday, July 20 at 11:00am at First John Holiness Church in Apopka.

Lee McElroy

Wake/Visitation for Lee McElroy will be held Monday, July 23, 2018 from 4PM – 6PM at the Mitchell Funeral Home located at 501 Fairvilla Rd. Orlando, Fl. 32805

The funeral service for Lee will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 11:00am, at The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 1000 Bethune Dr., Orlando 32805.

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CFOA Historical Items Needed

The CFOA is in the process of collecting historical items like old patches, equipment, pictures, letters, articles, etc. The intent is to have a simple CFOA historical display to be present at the annual meeting, banquet, beach week, and special training sessions (meetings). CFOA members and others will be able to observe and know more about CFOA history in sports officiating.

If you have any interesting items that may be historical regarding the CFOA or officiating, contact Chuck Pula at 386-333-9393 or e-mail.

70 years of making the right calls!

Previously Posted Stories & Notes of Interest...

For older topics discussed around the CFOA cooler, visit the News Article Index --»

For announcements pertaining to CFOA members, visit the Member News Page --»




A note of thanks to recognize all officials.

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Officials Registration Opened July 16th, 2018

Read the registration and exam schedule for various sports --»


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FHSAA Rookie of the Year!

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The FHSAA has approved Broward County Schools to wear a memorial patch for the duration of the 2018-2019 season.


Contracts & Return Schedule information is now online!

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Executive Meeting Minutes for the month of May and Annual Meeting Minutes have been posted.

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Tackle Football Announcements


View a photo of the illegal football cleat per NFHS/FHSAA.

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Volleyball Announcements



2018 Training Dates, Meeting Dates & Registration Information has been posted.

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Basketball Announcements


Boys and Girls Basketball Playoff Crews have been posted.

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Flag Football Announcements


The link to the rules clinic has been posted.

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Officials Calendar at a Glance

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CFOA You Tube Channel:
Training videos will be coming soon.
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Hall of Fame

CFOA members,

We send our sincere congratulations to our 2017 Central Florida Officials Associations Hall of Fame inductees.

• Bob Blair Jr.
• Mitch Kinney
• Wally Hough
• Rudy Tapia
• Kim Fessler

Visit the CFOA Hall of Fame --»


Announcements were last updated
8/14/2018 at 5:15 PM
For older announcements see the NEWS page.

CFOA members receive notifications through the Arbiter E-mail system. Notices posted above are not as current. Please make sure your E-mail address is up-to-date so you will receive timely notifications.

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