NIRSA and Human Kinetics are working cooperatively to deliver the NIRSA Officiating Flag Football online course. The NIRSA Officiating Flag Football online course is delivered through the Human Kinetics Coach Education website.

Please note: Many of the links below will redirect you from the NIRSA Education and Publication Center Web site to the Human Kinetics Coach Education Center website. On your first visit to the site, you will be asked to register with the site. On subsequent visits, you will be asked to sign in using your e-mail address and password before accessing your course.

What do you need to do?

I oversee officials' training at my school, and I need to purchase courses in bulk to distribute to my student-officials.

I need to purchase a single course.

I am a student-official who has been assigned the NIRSA Officiating Flag Football online course, or I have purchased a single course, and I'm ready to access my course for the first time.

I've accessed my course previously, and I'm returning to it.

For detailed instructions on accessing your online course, including information regarding the use of your unique key code, view the PDF.

I'd like to view a description of the NIRSA Officiating Flag Football online course.

I've completed my course, and I want to print a certificate of course completion.

I oversee officials' training for my school, and I need to verify my officials' course completion

Learn more about the course

View a course description of the NIRSA Officiating Flag Football online course.

View a Power Point presentation providing an overview of the course and details on implementing the program.

Request reviewer access to the course so you can go through it before making a decision regarding adoption. Provide your name, school/organization, city, state, and e-mail address.

Purchasing courses in bulk
If you oversee officials' training and would like to purchase multiple courses (2 or more) to distribute to your officials, call Jennifer Mulcahey at 800-747-5698, ext. 2304; or email JenniferM@hkusa.com. Bulk course purchases cannot be made online.

Please note that there are two versions of the course:

NIRSA Officiating Flag Football Online Course is a PDF-based course, meaning there is no print material sent to the student-official prior to taking the course. All course reference material (including the rules book) is delivered as PDF downloads within the course. Everything a student needs to complete the course is contained in the online course. As there is no print material associated with this course, no shipping charges will be added to your order.

A second version of the course, NIRSA Officiating Flag Football Online Course with Rules Book, features the same online course experience as the NIRSA Officiating Flag Football Online Course, but it does include a printed rules book. With this version of the course, student-officials will be sent the most recent rules book along with a key code letter that provides instructions on how to access the course. Please allow 5 to 7 business days for delivery of the materials. As this course does include print materials, shipping charges will be added to your order.

Bulk purchases are offered with varying discount structures. The more you purchase, the greater the savings!

2 to 9 courses
Price: $25.00 per course
Price with rules book: $34 per course (plus shipping)
Use your NIRSA institutional membership discount code and save 15% on your bulk purchase order of 2 to 9 courses!

10 to 24 courses
50% discount
Price: $12.50 per course
Price with rules book: $17.00 per course (plus shipping)

25 to 34 courses
55% discount
Price: $11.25 per course
Price with rules book: $15.30 per course (plus shipping)

35 or more courses
60% discount
Price: $10.00 per course
Price with rules book: $13.60 (plus shipping)

Purchasing a single course
If you are an official or administrator looking to purchase a single course, visit the NIRSA page on the Human Kinetics Coach Education Center website. Bulk course purchases cannot be made through the site. Use your NIRSA institutional membership discount code at check out and save 15% on your single course purchase!

Course description
You have made the commitment to be an intramural flag football official, so make sure you are in the right place at the right time to make the right call!

The NIRSA Officiating Flag Football online course includes units on understanding the basic rules of flag football, performing officiating mechanics and signaling and enforcing penalties, and working in two-, three-, and four-person crews. From this course, you'll also learn your officiating responsibilities, including pre-game and game-time procedures and enforcement of safety and equipment rules. Perhaps more important, the course goes beyond the hows of officiating to the whys by exploring such topics as developing an officiating philosophy, improving communication and decision-making skills, and managing conflict. It's how well you perform in these areas that most often determines how well you do as an official and whether you stick with it.

Developed by Human Kinetics, Inc., in cooperation with NIRSA, the course is delivered entirely online, complete with the most recent edition of the NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book and Officials' Manual and excerpts from Successful Sports Officiating delivered in PDF format that you can download and print. The course also features video vignettes, online activities, interactive exercises and quizzes, various pre- and post-game forms and checklists, and links to other web-based officiating resources, creating an engaging interactive online learning experience. At the end of the course, you will take the NIRSA Level 1 exam to complete the training. The course should take roughly six to eight hours to complete.

With the NIRSA Officiating Flag Football online course, you can rest assured you are getting the training you need in order to take to the field with confidence next season.