A Candidate is the term that we use to signify a person who is learning to become a football official and is a candidate for membership. All candidates must take the officiating training class provided by the EMAIFO and pass the test at the end of the class to become a member of EMAIFO and be eligible to officiate Varsity football games.

The classes will run on Thursdays from mid to late August until early November. Each class runs from 7:00 pm to approximately 9:00 pm and will be held at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School (600 Franklin St., Whitman, MA 02082). The cost of the class is $80 and this includes a rule book.

The test for membership will be held on the last night of the class.  See the Candidate Class Schedule for exact details.

Please Note: When the class schedule is updated during the Summer, a status post will indicate that it is up-to-date (available on the News feed).


There will be no Candidates Class offered in 2014.  We’re sorry about any inconvenience that causes. –>