Upgrade to Regional Referee

CNRA and U.S. Soccer encourages referees who aspire to referee higher level games to upgrade once they feel their referee skills, experience and knowledge of the laws have developed and advanced enough to meet the criteria of managing these more challenging games.

REQUIREMENTS

AGEMINIMUM AGE OF 18
REGISTRATIONIN U.S. SOCCER LEARNING CENTER
PREVIOUS GAME EXPERIENCE50 GAMES AS A REFEREE (ADULT)
25 GAMES AS AN AR (ADULT)
EDUCATIONAL TRAININGIN U.S. SOCCER LEARNING CENTER
SAFETY COMPLIANCESAFESPORT + INTRO TO HEALTH AND SAFETYIN U.S. SOCCER LEARNING CENTER
BACKGROUND CHECKIN U.S. SOCCER LEARNING CENTER
ASSIGNMENTSIN U.S. SOCCER LEARNING CENTER
FITNESSFIFA SPRINT AND INTERVAL TESTS
MALE: CATEGORY 1
FEMALE: CATEGORY 2
PRACTICAL EVALUATIONS (3)ADULT MATCH (2)
U18/19 MATCH (1)


ASSIGNMENTS

BACKGROUND CHECK (18+)*SUBMIT ALL FORMS
SAFESPORT (18+)1 HOUR
INTRO TO HEALTH AND SAFETY30 MIN
LAWS OF THE GAME30 MIN
QUIZ1 HOUR
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
FOULS AND MISCONDUCT
HANDLING THE BALL
SOCIAL MEDIA
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
RECOGNIZING FOUL CHALLENGES
TACTICAL FOULS
ASSESSMENTS ENTERED IN LEARNING CENTER


REGISTRATION

STEP 1: SIGN INTO THE LEARNING CENTER

STEP 2: COMPLETE THE COURSE

  • To access assignments:
    1. Go to “Courses” 
    2. Select “My courses” 
    3. Find your course, then click Go To Classroom 
    4. Select the grey “assignments” tab at the top of the page when you are in your course
  • Your badge will be mailed to you in 1-3 weeks upon completion of the course.

Should you need any assistance with registration, email the CNRA Registrar.


ASSESSMENTS

If you meet the above Age, Game Experience, and Certification Experience, and feel you are ready for a formal assessment, please follow the steps in the link below. Assessments should only be requested if a Grassroots referee wants to upgrade to a Regional referee, and if a Regional referee wants to re-certify. Referees who are just looking for mentoring should contact their assignor.

All online assessments are completed in CNRA.gameofficials.net and can be accessed by logging into your account and clicking on “After Games”. Others with access to your assessment results are the assessor, the Regional Referee Coordinator, State Director of Assessment, State Referee Administrator and the U.S. Soccer Referee Department.

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST AN ASSESSMENT