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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.

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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.

71 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 --»




Giving Back

Whistles & Wings Recruiting Team photo has been posted.

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Thank you and your Team: Officials, Booking Agent, Arbiter input, Treasurer and the behind the scenes: spouses, family members that support all the crazy hours for meetings and games. It was a good year overall!
Thanks again and Happy Holidays
Allen Cramer
President CFOA


I would like to thank all of those who volunteered their time this past week at the FHSAA State Finals. I have received numerous compliments on the outstanding work done by the chain crews and the ball boys. The FHSAA also commented numerous times the appreciation they have for all of you and the great work you do in assisting the crews.

I would also like to thank, Jemal taylor, Roland Taylor, Fred Smart, Tom Britt and Jim Taylor for once again spending all 3 days helping out in whatever capacity was needed. I hope all of you have a great off season.

Mitch Fazzio
VP of Football, CFOA



CFOA members,
Nominations are open for 2018 Hall of Fame induction. Visit the Hall of Fame home page for eligibility requirements.
Please submit your nominations to CFOA.Commissioner@gmail.com.  Nominations will close Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:59PM


The latest Executive Board Meeting minutes are now available.

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Officials Registration Opened July 16th, 2018

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


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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Tackle Football Announcements


Class 7A State Football Championship Crew photo posted.

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Basketball Announcements


New Backcourt Rule 9-9-1 has been posted.

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Volleyball Announcements



3A State Finals photo has 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
12/12/2018 at 3:00 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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