Answer: When the GHSA Office receives your records, an assessment of your officiating history will be made and a classification status will be assigned. Applicants will be rated “Registered” until records are received from the previous state. As a general rule, Certified officials will be listed as “second-year Approved” until they have met the Georgia criteria for one year a�� then they will be moved to “Certified” status. In general, when an official who has been officiating high school athletics in another state moves to Georgia, he/she should contact the former state high school association to have them send a record of his/her current status, years of service, recent test scores, and a record of recent clinic attendance. After the GHSA receives this information, an assessment of the official’s status will be made.