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Grassroots to Regional Referee


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Grassroots to Regional Referee









Regional Certification Requirements


18 Years or Older


Course Registration

Previous Game Experience

50 Games as a Referee and 25 as an Assistant Referee at Local Adult Amateur Level

Previous Certification

Minimum of Three (3) Consecutive Years as a Grassroots Referee


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

Minimum of 3 Passing Evaluations as a Referee 2 at Adult Amateur Level & 1 at Highest Youth (U18 or U19) - 2 x 45 minute half

Evaluations Must Be Done by 3 Different Referee Coaches **


The online Regional Referee Course will be in the US Soccer learning center. It is not currently available (as of 8/1/2019). State Associations will host the Regional Referee Course and the On-field Regional Referee licensing experience.

** Regional Referee Evaluation Policy/Guidelines (revised 08/2019)


Fitness Test Registration Information

Registration is required for each time a test/training date is offered. The fitness test consists of the required sprints and intervals laps set for your referee grade/or upgrade. Grade 7 referees may come to train/practice prior to taking their official upgrade test. Test fee includes cost of the test administrators, athletic trainer/medical staff, and facility costs & is non-refundable

To Register for the Fitness Test, click HERE