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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

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About the Central Florida Officials Association

The Central Florida Officials Association was formed in 1947 to provide officials for the interscholastic football and basketball programs of Central Florida. There are more than 350 officials in the CFOA that are certified by the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) and who will be scheduled for games at various schools during this year's football and basketball season. The classification of the schools within the CFOA service area range from 1A to 6A, and the majority of the schools have full varsity, junior varsity and freshman programs in football and both boys and girls basketball. Girls Flag Football began in 2005 with 12 schools and has grown each year.

The CFOA services schools located in the Orlando metropolitan area and within a geographic area surrounded by Volusia, Osceola, Seminole, and Lake counties.

The CFOA is proud of its members and alumni whose officiating accomplishments include the National Football League, six college football conferences and numerous college and junior college basketball conferences.

CFOA officiates local high school football games.


Contracts & Return Schedule information is available online!

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I hope all are Staying Safe and doing what you need to do while maintaining social distancing and all the guidelines established to keep us all safe and defeat the COVID-19!

It certainly has modified our “game management” to date.

We as a BOD will hopefully be able to meet in June and start planning our next steps to try and schedule our Annual meeting and other activities for the upcoming seasons (if they happen). In any case we need to plan as though all sports will take place.

Just a few notes. We are:

  • Continuing to monitor National and State Guidelines and recommendations on movement/meetings
  • Finalizing CFOA 2020-2021 Budgets and when we can meet to do so (and then Annual Meeting as indicated above)
  • Monitoring as to when Finger Printing will start
  • Continuing to Update information on CFOA Website
  • Continuing our CFOA business as needed (remotely)
  • Treasurer is finalizing all of 2019-2020 books and reconciling accordingly

Looking forward to starting again, until then a few thoughts:
A Pandemic has come and gone (soon we hope and pray) however the impact has continued.

As a Nation, a State, a Company or Organization, and as a Family we all need to continue to do our part to strive for the best results we can produce for our communities and ourselves.

We know normal will be anything but what we had and the adjustments we make to create the new normal will be anything but easy. We will survive and continue to move forward, some faster than others but speed is not the critical point, moving forward is.

With these thoughts and true commitment, we will succeed:

  • Continue (or start) to follow the guidelines
  • Care for one another
  • Be involved in the process
  • Support those in need
  • Look/Listen/Learn/Leverage your learnings/ and Launch into action
  • Create win / win opportunities (personally and professionally)

Some say mistakes have been made but as we know mistakes have also led to great discoveries.

Some say the glass is half full while others say it is half empty, I say it depends on what you are drinking.

We will survive one step at a time we will move forward, being safe, diligent and aware as we go.

It is important to remember the past, live in the current and those two-time frames should teach us how to move forward to create a better safer future.Remarc2020

In your service,
Allen Cramer, President CFOA


The Fingerprint Office will be closed until further notice. Please check our website for periodic updates on our daily operations during this time.

Thank you,
Fingerprint Office
Seminole County Public Schools
O) 407-320-0457
F) 407-320-0584


A note from CFOA president to our members concerning staying healthy, safe and in touch...

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The latest Executive Board Meeting minutes are now available.

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CFOA Members,

Please send your sincere congratulations to our 2019 Central Florida Officials Associations Hall of Fame inductees.

  • Tom Britt
  • Gary Cahen
  • Jon Creighton
  • Oliver Custead
  • Kerry Jackson
  • Mike Koller
  • Sue Nadeau
  • Sanny Olimpo
  • Chuck Pula
  • Jemal Taylor
  • A. J. Thomas

Hall of Fame Banquet:

Date: TBD

**** NEW Location****
The Westin Lake Mary

2974 International Pkwy,
Lake Mary, FL 32746


CFOA Annual Meeting:

Date, Time & Location TBD

RSVP & Payment

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Allen and Jemal

Volleyball Announcements



We are excited to announce our first Volleyball Training via ZOOM Tuesday 5/26/20! You will not want to miss it! A ton of info and new material that will be trained on, and if there is any training to not miss, it would be this one! Click here for more information and meeting link.

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Basketball Announcements



Playoff crews have been posted.

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Tackle Football Announcements



2020 training dates have been posted.

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Flag Football Announcements



Official of the Year Announced.

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Other Announcements

Officials Calendar at a Glance

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Announcements were last updated
5/22/2020 at 2:23 PM
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