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concussion training

Completion of the NFHS training, "Concussion in Sports – What You Need To Know," is required for HS basketball officiating this season.  The training is FREE, takes about 30 minutes to complete, and may be accessed as follows:

  1. Log in or register for the NFHS Learning Center at
    •  you will see an asterisk (*) if you are required to complete a box
    •  you do not need the NFHS Number
  2. After login or registration, click on ‘Courses’ in the menu section at the top, ‘Free Courses’, and then ‘Concussion in Sports – What You Need To Know
  3.  Click ‘Order Now’ in the dark gray box listing this course name
    •  it is a free course, so no payment is required
    •  save California as the State and then click 'Checkout'
    •  click ‘Complete Checkout’
  4. To access the course, click the ‘here’ link on the receipt page or click the ‘My Homepage/Courses’ link.
  5. Click ‘Begin’ under the ‘My Available Courses’ header and complete the training (may open in a separate window; runs using Adobe Flash)
  6.  After completion, refresh the ‘My Homepage’ window; you will see this course listed under the ‘Completed and Expired Courses’ header towards the bottom of the page
  7. Click ‘View/Print’ and save the course completion certificate PDF file to your computer
  8. Email the certificate to the I.C., Duane Hurd at and cc: the Secretary, Daniel Hasbrouck at

Every official should print and carry with his/her gear the NFHS "Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion in Sports" tri-fold pamphlet. Also, add this topic to your pregame list, so your crew is prepared to recognize "any player who exhibits signs, symptoms, and behaviors consistent with a concussion."

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