Initial Grassroots Referee Classes…this is the class for all officials getting certified for the first time. You must be at least 13 years old to register for the clinic.
Please remember that the minimum age to certify is 13 years old. This is a hardened age from US Soccer and the system will not allow anyone who is not already 13 years old to create an account.
If you are 18+ you are required to consent to a NCSI background check. This background check is run through US Soccer and can take up to 10 days to come back. This is a required component of certification. While you will be able to continue with registration and online coursework, your certification will not be complete and you will not be able to attend the in-person field session until the check is complete.
There is required online work that must be completed BEFORE attending the webinar. This work will take a minimum of four hours.
Certification includes online modules, a rules/educational webinar and an in-person field session (field session requirement is currently suspended through 6/30/21). Each of these must be completed for certification.
Prospective referees will need to register (see dates below), complete online educational requirements and then complete a webinar.
After completion of the webinar, referees will be certified and badges will be mailed.
Registrations for all webinars are now open. We will be closing registrations at 5 p.m. two days before each webinar.
Class offerings (click each class link below for registration instructions)
Spring 2021 Class Schedule