Cross Certification from AYSO to USSF

AYSO referees who are looking to be U.S. Soccer certified should complete the following steps:


  1. Fill out this form: Cross Certification Form from AYSO.
  2. Mail a check for $20 to U.S. Soccer. (The form suggests otherwise, but please follow the instructions listed here)
    • U.S. Soccer Federation – ATTN: Referee Department –  303 E Wacker Drive Suite 1200. Chicago, IL 60601 
    • Complete a background check and Safesport Training via the U.S. Soccer Learning Center.
    • Once everything is complete and that license has been issued through the Learning Center, a badge can be issued
    • After USSF processes your registration, in 4 to 6 weeks you will receive a USSF badge for the current year. Every year thereafter, you will receive an email (update your main email address) from CNRA telling you to register for the upcoming year. You are required to re-register annually to continue to work USSF affiliated games. You can renew online through your account at the U.S. Soccer Learning Center