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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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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.

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 --»



I have just received the below information from FHSAA, please read and respond/register accordingly.

Allen Cramer

Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 2:17 PM

------- Forwarded message ------

Good Afternoon,

Please get this information out to your officials. Those officials who have yet to register for a spring sport can go to the official’s page to get registration information ( As of today, we are approximately 1,000 officials short of our average. The deadline is coming up in February. We have had numerous officials tell us they are waiting for the new online system. Please note that the new online system will not be ready prior to the registration deadline. We are planning on having the system ready by June.

Justin Harrison
Associate Executive Director for Athletic Services
(352) 372-9551 x 180


Executive Meeting Minutes for the month of December have been posted.

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Flag Football Announcements


Register for Flag Football with the state and CFOA as soon as possible. The deadline to register is 2/27/17. We will have a meeting at St. Cloud High School on Saturday, March 4th @ 9:00am.

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Tackle Football Announcements


The CFOA's Crew #1 was selected by the FHSAA to work the 2A State Final Game December 10th at Camping World Stadium. The entire crew did and outstanding job of officiating and representing the CFOA in a professional manner.

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Basketball Announcements


The 2017 FHSAA Playoff Crews have been posted.

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Volleyball Announcements


2016 Florida High School State Championship Finals officials acknowledged.

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2016-17 Officials Calendar at a Glance

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CFOA You Tube Channel:
Training videos will be coming soon.
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Announcements were last updated
2/8/2017 at 10:06 AM
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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