National Intramural-Recreational Sport Association

Welcome NIRSA sport officials!

The NIRSA Officiating Flag Football online course is delivered through a partnership with Human Kinetics Coach Education. 

If you are an official who has been assigned a course and you are accessing it for the first time, click the "Take Course" tab below. You will be asked to register with the site prior to accessing the course. Just follow the simple prompts. Also, check that you have your unique key code (provided to you by your administrator); you will be asked to enter it at this time as well.

On subsequent visits, select the "Continue Course" tab, sign in using your e-mail address and password, and you’ll be taken directly to your course.

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Please note that there are two variations 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.

If you are an official or future-official wishing to purchase a single course, select either the PDF course ($25.00 retail) or the course with rules book ($34.00 retail, plus shipping) or click on the appropriate icon in the table below.

If you oversee officials’ training at a college or university and would like to purchase multiple courses to distribute to your student-officials, call customer service at 800-747-569 or e-mail ASEP@hkusa.com.

If you represent a youth sport program or parks and recreation department and are interested in adopting the course to train flag football officials, contact Human Kinetics Coach Education at 800-747-5698 option 1 or e-mail ASEP@hkusa.com.

If you oversee officials’ training and need to verify officials’ course completion, visit the National Officials Registry.


Courses offered by NIRSA:

NIRSA Officiating Flag Football 2017-18

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. With this version of the course, you receive the most recent version of the NIRSA Officiating Flag Football Rules Book and Officials' Manual in PDF format.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This course can be purchased and taken online.

NIRSA Officiating Flag Football with rules book 2017-18

The NIRSA Officiating Flag Football online course with rules book 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. With this version of the course, you receive a copy of the most recent version of the NIRSA Officiating Flag Football Rules Book & Officials' Manual.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials This version of the course includes a printed copy of the most recent NIRSA Officiating Flag Football Rules Book and Officials' Manual