Request an Assessment

Assessments are a formal observation and recording of a referee’s performance in a match by an assessor certified with U.S. Soccer.  Assessors provide a debriefing to review their observations and submit official written feedback that includes a grade of a Referee’s performance.

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 has met all the other criteria to upgrade to a Regional referee, or if a Regional referee needs to re-certify or be eligible for National Camp selection. Referees who are just looking for mentoring should contact their assignor.

NOTE: You must have the fitness test complete BEFORE requesting an assessment.


Fees will be paid in accordance with when the assessment is scheduled to take place.

  • Jan 1-June 30……………..$80 (55% subsidy from CNRA)
  • July 1-Sept 30………………$90 (50% subsidy from CNRA)
  • October 1-30………………..$115 (35% subside from CNRA)
  • November 1-30…………….$140 (20% subsidy from CNRA)
  • December 1-30…………….$175 (0% subsidy from CNRA)


  1. You must already be assigned to the match you would like assessed.
  2. Every effort should be made to request assessments at least 3 weeks in advance. Requests made less than 2 weeks in advance of the match will likely not be assessed.
  3. You must pay the assessment fee before an assessor is assigned
  4. NOTE: A sub-par performance on a non-challenging match may receive a “Need Further Evaluation” score (69 or below) in which case the Referee must make it up with an additional passing assessment.


  1. Fill out the below form with relevant information and complete payment.
  2. If CNRA is unable to identify an assessor for the match, an automatic credit will be maintained for later use toward any future assessment request.
  3. Should there be any changes to the details of the match or the referee crew, the referee MUST notify both the Assignor Coordinator and the assigned assessor as soon as possible. Any non-notification of such schedule changes that impacts the attendance of the assigned assessor, the assessment fee may not be re-credited if another assessment and assignor needs to be rescheduled.
  4. Following the match, the referee crew should ensure that they have time for for a full debrief with the assessor.
  5. After the written assessment has been released to the Administration by the Assessor, and then reviewed and approved by the Assignor Coordinator, the Referee and ARs will receive individual notifications via email from the Assessor informing them that their Written Assessment is available.