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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 2018 recertification classes are now open!

 

Referees must be certified for 2018 before working games after January 1, 2018.

 

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 

 

Grade 9 Referee

Annual Recertification Requirements

Criteria

Colorado Requirement

USSF

Training

- Complete the online Grade 9 Recertification class annually

Determined by State Association

Laws of the Game Test

Pass the US Soccer Grade 9 Test annually with 85% or better

Determined by State Association

Fitness Test*

Not Required

Not Applicable

On Field Assessment

Not Required

Not Applicable

For The Good of the Game

participate in mentoring, continuing education and recruitment as desired

 

 

To Register for the Grade 9 Online Recertification, click HERE

 

Grade 8 Referee

Annual Recertification Requirements

Criteria

Colorado Requirement

USSF

 

Training

- Complete the online Grade 8 Recertification class annually

Determined by State Association

 

Laws of the Game Test

Pass the US Soccer Grade 8 Test annually with 85% or better

Determined by State Association

Fitness Test*

Not Required

Not Applicable

On Field Assessment

Not Required

Not Applicable

 

For The Good of the Game

participate in mentoring, continuing education and recruitment as desired

 

 

To Register for the Grade 8 Online Recertification, click HERE

 

Grade 7 Referee

 

Colorado – Grade 7 Referee Program Requirements

Criteria

Grade 7+ - "CO Referee Academy Track"

Grade 7 Amateur Adult Referee (per US Soccer)

Minimum Age

 17

18

Game Experience

15 Amateur Games - Referee

10 Amateur Games - AR

15 Amateur Games - Referee

10 Amateur Games - AR

 

Grade Experience

2 -3 years as Grade 8

2 years minimum Grade 8

Training

U.S. Soccer Amateur Adult Referee Online Training Modules

U.S. Soccer Amateur Adult Referee Online Training Modules

Laws of the Game Test

US Soccer Grade 7

Laws of the Game Test

US Soccer Grade 7 

Laws of the Game Test

 

Fitness Test*

Modified Colorado FIFA Intervals & Sprint Test

Not Applicable

On Field Assessment

1 On Field Assessment - Referee (game on approved list of options)

Not Applicable

Continuing Education 5 hours annually 3 hours annually

*See fitness test info page for specific testing criteria

 

*See fitness test info page for specific testing criteria

To Register for the Grade 7 Online Recertification, click HERE

To Register for the Fitness Test, click HERE

Grade 7+ assessments are included in the recertification course

 

Grade 6 Referee

Annual Recertification Requirements

Criteria

Colorado Requirement

USSF

 

Training

- Attend a minimum of 3 RCE (Referee Continuing Education) during the year

- Attend Colorado Referee Development Seminar

Determined by State Association

Laws of the Game Test

Pass the US Soccer Grade 6 Test yearly (80%)

Pass the US Soccer Grade 6 Test

Fitness Test*

Pass US Soccer Grade 6 Spring and Interval Tests

Pass US Soccer Grade 6 Spring and Interval Tests

 

On Field Assessment

Minimum of 2 on-field evaluations each year

 

Minimum of 2 completed by 2 State Assessors

 

 

For The Good of the Game

Participate in and help coordinate on-field mentoring, continuing education as directed.

 

*See fitness test info page for specific testing criteria

To Register for the Grade 6 Online Recertification, click HERE

To Register for the Fitness Test, click HERE

Grade 6 Assessments are included in the recertification course.

 

Grade 5 Referee

Annual Recertification Requirements

Criteria

Colorado Requirement

USSF

 

Training

- Attend a minimum of 3 RCE (Referee Continuing Education) during the year

- Attend Colorado Referee Development Seminar

Determined by State Association

Laws of the Game Test

Pass the US Soccer National Test yearly (80%)

Pass the US Soccer National Test

Fitness Test*

Pass the US Soccer National Fitness Test requirements

Pass the US Soccer National Fitness Test requirements

 

 

On Field Assessment

REFEREE TRACK:  Minimum of 3 on-field evaluations (2 CR/ 1 AR) by different National Assessors

AR TRACK: Min of 3 AR assessments by different National assessors

 

Minimum of 3 completed by 2 National Assessors

 

For The Good of The Game

Assist through mentoring, creating continuing education programs to grow and improve the program

 

*See fitness test info page for specific testing criteria

To Register for the Grade 5 Online Recertification, click HERE

To Register for the Fitness Test, click HERE

To Register for a Grade 5 Assessment, click HERE

 
 
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