To receive credit for years of service, and to qualify for a GHSA Service Plaque, an official merely must;
- Register with a local association
- Work GHSA sanctioned contest for the local association
- GHSA Service Plaques are issued after (15) years, and every (5) year increment after that
The GHSA Service Plaque is given by the GHSA as gratitude for service to GHSA member schools and student/athletes.