The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) was formed in 1905 to create equitable playing conditions between high school sports teams in Washington.  The Association consists of nearly 800 member high schools and middle/junior high schools, both public and private, and is divided into nine geographic service districts.  For School Directory please click hereThe state staff administers Association policies, rules and regulations and provides other assistance and service to member schools.

The National Federation of State High School Associations is the national service and administrative organization of high school athletics and fine arts programs in speech, debate and music. From its offices in Indianapolis, Indiana, the NFHS serves its 50 member state high school athletic/activity associations, plus the District of Columbia.

The purpose of the WOA is to provide qualified officials for WIAA sanctioned regular season and postseason events. This shall be accomplished by developing: a registration process that is thorough, accurate, and prompt, a core of knowledgeable sports rules clinicians who are dedicated to interscholastic coaches, officials, participants and to the game itself, and a process to recruit, train, and retain competent officials, particularly from the female and minority segments of the population.



NASO's mission is to serve as the leading source of officiating information, programs and services for sports officials working at every level and in all sports. NASO's more than 17,500 members come from all walks of life, and its members are located in every one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 32 other countries around the world.