Become a Referee

How do I become a referee

2021 Online course Click Here

REGISTRATION
STEP 1: SIGN UP IN THE LEARNING CENTER

Navigate to https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/2199
Select “Sign Up” in the upper right corner
Enter your information
STEP 2: COMPLETE THE BACKGROUND CHECK (18+)

During the certification process outlined below, you will be prompted to complete a background check. This can take up to ten days to process and MUST be completed before taking the course, so please complete this immediately upon sign up. These background checks will only need to be completed every other year. (Background checks from other organizations like CalNorth, US Club, etc. will not qualify.)

STEP 3: TAKE THE COURSE

Select “Courses” on the top navigation bar: The system will automatically load the Available Courses menu upon arrival.
In the menu on the left side of the screen, select Grassroots – First-Time Referees
Click “Go to Course List“
Scroll to find “Grassroots Entry Level Course with Digital Field Session” (last item on last page)
After completing the background check, registration, and payment, complete the online training and test requirements (Assignments Tab)
Attend the Virtual Field Session
Your badge will be given to you upon completion of the field session.
Should you need any assistance with registration, email the CNRA Registrar.

All Entry Level Courses that end prior to June 29th will be registered for the current year. Students that successfully complete these courses will receive a Referee badge for the current year and can begin refereeing immediately. Referees are required to renew their license annually for the upcoming season.

Referees that complete their Entry Level Referee Course on or after July 1 will be registered for the next year and receive a Referee badge. These new referees will be able to referee the remaining season in addition to also being able to referee the next year before needing to renew their annual license.

Register for 2022

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: SIGN IN TO THE LEARNING CENTER

If this is your first time logging in to USSF Learning Center, please email CNRA at registration@cnra.net with the following information so they could give you further information and access:

• Full name
• Email address
• Date of Birth
• USSF ID#

If you already have an account with USSF Learning Center which means that you had registered for 2020 then follow these set of instructions:

• Navigate to USSF Learning Center
• Sign in to your profile
• Use this link to register for the Grassroots recertification course: Link

STEP 2: COMPLETE THE COURSE

To access assignments:

• Go to “Courses”
• Courses available in English and Spanish
• Select “My courses”
• Find your course, then click Go To Classroom
• Select the grey “assignments” tab at the top of the page when you are in your course

ASSIGNMENTS

• BACKGROUND CHECK (18+) SUBMIT ALL FORMS
• SAFESPORT (18+) 1 HOUR
• INTRO TO HEALTH AND SAFETY 30 MIN
• LAWS OF THE GAME 30 MIN
• QUIZ 1 HOUR

Your badge will be mailed to you in 3-5 weeks upon completion of the course.

How to do I get higher level games

  1. See the matrix for what games you are qualified for
    1. Referee Rating Progression
  2. Work higher level games once the level has been dropped
  3. If you think you are ready for higher level games schedule a assessment
  4. When you have met the qualifications or need to be observed contact Domenico DeLuca at refereedirector@wcsc.org