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(For Calendar Year 2023 Registrations)
REFEREE
GRADES &
COURSES:
USSF changed the referee grades, effective July 1, 2020.

Grades 7, 8, and 9 are now designated as Grassroots License Referees.

Grades 5 & 6 are now Regional License Referees.

There was no change for Emeritus Referees.

Effective July 1, 2019, all courses are online, using the US Soccer Learning Center registration system.
Recertification & Administrative Fees:
  Click here for fees.
For course questions, please contact the State Director of Instruction: Aaron Ostic (coachostic@gmail.com). Thanks.
Certifications are valid for each calendar year; i.e., all USSF certifications are effective January 1 through December 31.
If you were previously certified with USSF, but not for the calendar year 2022, you will need to recertify in order to officiate USSF-sanctioned matches. However, if you have never registered through the Learning Center system, you will need to start with the First Time Grassroots Referee Certification course.
Please note that the registration (or certifiction; i.e., completing your course requirements) period actually runs from July 1 to June 30.
NEW REFEREES Courses for BRAND NEW REFEREES (CANDIDATES).
2023 First Time Grassroots Referee Certification Course - ENGLISH
2023 New First Time Grassroots Referee Certification Course - ENGLISH
  Complete all assignments including Grassroots Online Training Course.
  An in-person training/mentoring session MAY be scheduled at a later date.
  Must complete all required assignments by June 25, 2023!

This course satisfies online portion of the certification requirements for GRASSROOTS Referee License. All payments are completed online.
2023 First Time Grassroots Referee Certification Course - SPANISH
2023 New First Time Grassroots Referee Certification Course - SPANISH
  Complete all assignments including Grassroots Online Training Course.
  An in-person training/mentoring session MAY be scheduled at a later date.
  Must complete all required assignments by June 25, 2023!

This course satisfies online portion of the certification requirements for GRASSROOTS Referee License. All payments are completed online.
CURRENT REFEREES Clinics for CURRENT GRADES 7/8/9 REFEREES wanting to recertify.
2023 Grassroots Referee Recertification Course - ENGLISH
2023 Grassroots Referee Recertification Course - ENGLISH
  Complete all assignments including Grassroots Online Training Course.
  Must complete all required assignments by June 25, 2023!

This course satisfies all certification requirements for GRASSROOTS Referee. All payments are completed online.
2023 Grassroots Referee Recertification Course - SPANISH
2023 Grassroots Referee Recertification Course - SPANISH
  Complete all assignments including Grassroots Online Training Course.
  Must complete all required assignments by June 25, 2023!

This course satisfies all certification requirements for GRASSROOTS Referee. All payments are completed online.
REGIONAL/NATIONAL REFEREES Clinics for GRADES 5/6/13/15 REFEREES.
Make sure you register for the correct course: National Emeritus, Regional Emeritus, or Regional. Otherwise, (Emeritus Referees) you may need to complete the fitness exam and assessments.
2023 National Emeritus Referee Course
COMING SOON.
2023 Regional Emeritus Referee Course
COMING SOON.
2023 Regional Referee Recertification Course
COMING SOON.
2023 NEW Regional Referee Course
COMING SOON.
ASSESSORS/ASSIGNORS/INSTRUCTORS Courses for GRADE 8 ASSIGNORS.
The courses for certification of Assessors and Instructors are no longer available.
2023 Grassroots Assessor Course
2023 Grassroots Assessor Clinic

This course is NOT AVAILABLE. Please register for the Referee Mentor certification course.
2023 Grassroots Instructor Course
2023 Grassroots Instructor Clinic

This course is NOT AVAILABLE. Please register for the Referee Mentor certification course.
2023 Regional Instructor Course
2023 Regional Instructor Clinic

This course is NOT AVAILABLE. Please register for the Referee Mentor certification course.
2023 First Time USSF Grassroots Assignor Certification Course
2023 First Time USSF Grassroots Assignor Certification Course
  Must complete all assignments by June 25, 2023!

This course satisfies all certification requirements for ASSIGNOR. All payments are completed online.
2023 USSF Grassroots Assignor Course
2023 USSF Grassroots Assignor Clinic
  Must complete all assignments by June 25, 2023!

This course satisfies all certification requirements for ASSIGNOR. All payments are completed online.
2023 First Time USSF Referee Mentor Course
COMING SOON.

This course satisfies all certification requirements for REFEREE MENTOR. All payments are completed online.
2023 USSF Referee Mentor Recertification Course
COMING SOON.

This cpurse satisfies all recertification requirements for REFEREE MENTOR. All payments are completed online.