Mid Coast Officials Association (MCOA)

Become An MCOA Official

Here Are The Necessary Steps

Be careful to select "Mid Coast Officials Association" as your primary association. There is another "MCOA" in the state of Florida.

FHSAA Registration Page (New page open)

Let them know you have signed up. The Sport Commissioner will provide you with a training schedule.

MCOA Sport Commissioner Contact Form (New page open)

FHSAA Exam Information (New page open)

Be sure to scroll down to:

Contractor/Jessica Lunsford/Vendor

Fingerprint AND Badge State of Florida, Brevard County JLA Badge Information (New page open)

The following is the MCOA policy on Background Checks and Badges for Sports Officials.

PLEASE read as the process has changed slightly. Online payment option is available.

Florida statute 1012.467 states...

  • (2)(a) A fingerprint-based criminal history check shall be performed on each noninstructional contractor who is permitted access to school grounds when students are present, whose performance of the contract with the school or school board is not anticipated to result in direct contact with students, and for whom any unanticipated contact would be infrequent and incidental. Criminal history checks shall be performed at least once every 5 years.
  • Recently, the Florida Legislature added a requirement that non instructional contractor employees of Florida schools be issued a state badge to be displayed when on school property. Non instructional contractor employees includes sports officials. As applied to sports officials, displaying the badge means having it available for display when officiating. The badge requirement is in addition to the requirement for a background check. The Brevard School Board requires sports official to have a current background check before officiating. Current means a background check within the past 5 years and does not expire during the sport season. Each sports official is individually responsible for complying with the background check and badging requirement. To obtain a background check and/or badge, the official applies in person at the school district office in Viera. The cost for the background check is about $68.00 The cost for the state badge is $10.00.

All MCOA officials must comply with this requirement and have in there possession a current state badge while on school property. Failing to do so could result in a one year suspension. If your badge is lost, it MUST be reported to the sport commissioner immediately. Your current and future schedule of assignments will be withheld until a lost badge is replaced.

  • Go to the security office. No appointment necessary.
  • They are open Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm.
  • Fill out the paperwork.
  • Get your fingerprints scanned.
  • Pay $68 (Credit or Debit card, or you can pay online - link below).
  • Wait for the email results (10-14 days).
  • Go back to the security office.
  • Get your badge picture taken.
  • Pay $10 (Credit or Debit card) to obtain your badge.
  • Send a picture of your badge to your Sport Commissioner.


© 2021 MCOA
P.O. Box 372583
Satellite Beach, FL., 32937