Become a Referee

REQUIREMENTS

*U.S. Soccer requires that you must be a minimum of 13 years old to become a referee


FIND AN UPCOMING COURSE

Click here to see a list of upcoming courses, then follow the instructions below to register.


REGISTRATION

STEP 1: SIGN UP IN THE LEARNING CENTER

  1. Navigate to learning.ussoccer.com/referee
  2. Select “Sign Up” in the upper right corner
  3. 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 five 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 2: TAKE THE COURSE

  1. Select “Courses” on the top navigation bar: The system will automatically load the Available Courses menu upon arrival.
  2. In the menu on the left side of the screen, select Grassroots – First-Time Referees
  3. Click “Go to Course List
  4. Select the date/location that works best for you (field session)
  5. Complete the online training and test requirements
    • All Learning Center requirements must be completed at least 24 hours before the field session.
  6. Attend the field session you selected
  7. 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.