Wrestling Deadlines & Reminders


  • Renewal applications due
  • Online rules meeting available
  • Online rules exam available
  • Late renewal applications due (w/ $20.00 late fee)
  • Supervised exam (to become Certified)
  • Region meetings must be completed
  • New applications due
  • July 1
  • November 1 – November 30
  • November 1 – November 30
    November 30
  • December 1
  • December 31
    February 1

Official Requirements

New Official
  • Online rules meeting – annual
  • Online rules exam – annual
  • Region meeting – annual
Registered Official
  • Online rules meeting – annual
  • Online rules exam – annual
  • Region meeting – annual
  • Supervised exam to become Certified (optional)
Certified Official
  • Online rules meeting – annual
  • Online rules exam – annual
  • Region meeting – annual
NOTE: All requirements must be completed in South Dakota to be postseason eligible.

Supervised Exam

To move from “Registered” to “Certified” classification, an official must take and pass the supervised closed-book exam. A score of 75% or better is required to pass the exam. There is no deadline as to when this transition may be made. An official may stay in the “Registered” classification indefinitely. “Registered” officials are restricted to working regular season contests only.


Maximum penalty is $50.00 per sport each year. All penalties result in being placed on probation and not eligible to work postseason contests.
  • Not viewing online rules meeting
  • Not submitting or passing online rules exam
  • Not attending region meeting
  • Missing same requirement two consecutive years
  • Missing same requirement three consecutive years
  • $25.00
  • $25.00
  • $25.00
  • Additional $25.00 or sit out one year
  • Suspended for one year

Exam Score Requirements

  • Online rules exam
  • Supervised exam
  • 80% (two attempts)
  • 75% (one attempt per year)

Change of Contact Information

If your contact information changes, you must update your information in Varsity Bound on the SDHSAA website to ensure you receive future mailings and emails from the SDHSAA.

Rules Questions

Contact Randy Soma

Registration/Licensing Questions

Contact Marsha Karst

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