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Recertification

 

Referee Certification Expires on December 31 of each year!

 

US Soccer Referees are required to certify annually. Each Referee's certification expires on December 31 of each year. It is the referee's responsibility to recertify each year prior to the deadlines established by the Colorado Referee Administration on behalf of US Soccer Referee Department. 

Calendar year 2020 recertification classes will open in October, 2019!

 

Referees must be certified for 2020 before working games after January 1, 2020

 

I forgot to take the Recert before the deadline - what can I do?

If you did not certify last year but would like to work games, you have the ability to take a special course for referees who lapsed in grade. This course is open to those who were last certified in within the last 5 years only.  If you were last certified more than 5 years ago, you will have to take the new Grade 8 referee course per US Soccer directives.

To confirm when you were last registered with US Soccer and take one of the Lapse in Grade Recertification courses, you will need to contact the Colorado Referee Administration.  

Please email RefEducation@ColoradoSoccer.org to take part in this special program. Please include your USSF ID number if possible when you contact us. This will help track your registration records.

 

Referee Recertification Requirements 

 

Grassroots Referee (formerly Grade 9, Grade 8, Grade 7)

To Register for the Grassroots Referee Online Recertification, click HERE

 

 

 

Grassroots Re-Certification Requirements

Enrollment

Course Registration

Training

On-line

Safety and Compliance

SafeSport Trained, Safe Soccer Training, and Background Check (18 yrs. and older)

Laws of the Game Quiz

On-line - Grassroots Quiz

Fitness Test

NA

Determined by Competition

Practical Evaluation

NA

 

Notes

 

  • U.S. Soccer's Learning Center hosts the Online Grassroots Referee Licensing Course

 

  • State Associations hosts the On-field Grassroots Referee Licensing Experience

 

 

Regional Referee (formerly State grades 5 and 6)

 

Regional Re-Certification Requirements

Enrollment

Course Registration

Training

Regional Referee Course and On-field Experience

Safety and Compliance

SafeSport Trained, Safe Soccer Training, and Background Check

Laws of the Game Quiz

On-line - Regional Quiz

Fitness Test

Sprint/Interval Test (FIFA Women's Referee Test) Male - Category 1 / Female - Category 3

 

Practical Evaluation

Two (2) Passing Evaluations as a Referee

One at the Adult Amateur Level

One at the Highest Youth Level (U18 or U19) 2 x 45 minute half

Evaluations Must Be Done by 2 Different Referee Coaches

 

Notes

 

  • U.S. Soccer's Learning Center will hosts the Online Regional Referee Course - TBD

 

  • State Associations hosts the Regional Referee Course and On-field Regional Referee Licensing Experience

*See fitness test info page for specific testing criteria

 


To Register for the Regional Referee Online Certification, click HERE

To Register for the Fitness Test, click HERE

Referee Assessments are scheduled separately through the OMS system, click HERE.

 
 
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